Just performed one of my favorite pieces by G.F.Handel, his famous "Largo" from the Opera "SERSE" ( XERXES ). "Largo" also known as "Ombra mai fu", translated from Italian as "Never was a shade". It is a solemn piece, originally written as an aria for the main character, Xerxes I of Persia. Handel finished composing the opera in 1738, unfortunately it did not became popular until almost hundred years after. There are a number of arrangements of this piece for various instruments. We performed an arrangement by Aug. Reinhard for violin and organ. Enjoy!
On May 13 Trio Maxim has performed at Laura and Nathans wedding ceremony. The wedding ceremony was held in a scenic redwood grove at the Felton Guild in Felton California, 150 year old town located in Santa Cruz County. It was built on the banks of the San Lorenzo River and is surrounded by redwood tree forest. The newly weds were very excited to hear there favorite song performed for bride's processional at the ceremony. Natasha, our wonderful violinist and arranger has made a custom arrangement of the song "Headlights" by the band The Classic Crime, especially for this occasion. The arrangement turned out great!
We have done it again! Trio Maxim just won Best of Gimasters 2016 award! This is the fifth consecutive "Best of" award for Trio Maxim. We are very proud for this accomplishment and are committed to continue providing an exceptional service to our customers.
Trio Maxim is now featured in 2016-2017 Solano Symphony Orchestra brochure!
On September 17th Trio Maxim has been fortunate to perform at Nicole and Robert's Wedding Ceremony and cocktail hour. Estate is located in St.Helena on Rutherford Hill directly across from Quintessa Winery. The view, as you can see from the photo, is breathtaking. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds.
On August 12, 2016 Trio Maxim performed at Michael and Kendra's wedding at Mountain Terrace, Woodside. It is a small town in San Mateo County, California, on the San Francisco Peninsula and is among the wealthiest small towns in the United States. It is in the middle of redwood forest, the air is crisp and clear. We were playing in the meadow, surrounded by redwoods and enjoying breathtaking view of the valley bellow. We performed well in to the late hours and had a chance to experience the sunset! Mountain Terrace was among the top of our favorite places we had a pleasure to perform at! Congratulations to the newlyweds Kendra and Michael!
We are almost at the end of the first week of the Bear Valley Music Festival of 2016! The Festival this year is better then ever with fantastic performances by Festival Orchestra, world renown soloists such as pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, jazz violinist Mads Tolling, guitarist Mark Aitken and many more. With music by Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Haydn, Rossini, Vivaldi, Brahms and others. For tickets please call (209) 813-0554.
We are performing "Come What May" from Moulin Rouge, arranged by Natasha Vinetskaya for Trio Maxim. on Sunday, July 17th, 20116 at St. Marks Lutheran church in Fairfield.
Getting ready to play...
We just played for a wedding at Cornerstone Sonoma located at the gates of the Wine Country. Grape fields, gardens, boutiques, restaurants, live music. Who could ask for anything more? The weather was very comfortable. What a beautiful spot to have a wedding!
Our best wishes to Desiree and Nick!
Recently, I started to experiment with "light painting" photography. I found about this process by watching a tutorial by great photographer Oleg Zotov. It is a very simple process really. In a dark room, the camera is set to a very long exposure from 10 to 30 seconds and then the light source is introduced. It could be done with simple pocket flashlight. It is really fun and easy to do! Experiment with different exposure time to get the best results.
Here are three photos of African mask made by Bakuba Tribe from Zaire. No Photoshop tricks were used to create these photos. The flashlight was fitted with red & blue color filters. Middle photo is plain black and white shot.
ISO 200, F-stop 16, Manual focus.
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