It's from Russian Kid's contest...
There are things on tube that she does with circular breathing... and here she plays with known Russian pianist Denis Matsuev, he was pretty amazed with her talent.
What is interesting that interviewer asks her about her town. And it's some pretty unknown small town (I didn't hear about it for my whole life). And interviewer was surprised about this far away place.
It's not a piano... who is her teacher in this rural area? she started sax at age 5. There are tons of "crazy" talented kids on tube but girl on sax with this "violin" sound.
She plays jazz too.
I found it very interesting.
And also I was and I'm impressed.
Unusual music feeling, beautiful phrasing and technique, and what will it be in the next few years with this young Lady Sofiya?
In spite of classical, she also know how to play jazz, here a beautiful performance of "Summertime" (very much in the style I like):
here she is with big Russian guys... on soprano Igor Butman... just fun clip. In second part they rehears together.
no Russian propaganda here ... we are talking SAX right ... Just to have an idea who Igor is:
In 1983, Butman played in Oleg Lundstrem`s big band. In 1984, he was invited by Nick Levinovsky to join the jazz group "Allegro" and played with them for three years.
Move to the United States
After Butman immigrated to America in 1987, he went on to major in Performance and Composition at Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. While still in the U.S.S.R., Butman was invited to play with touring American musicians, including Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Louis Bellson and Grover Washington Jr.. Butman appeared as Grover's special guest in concerts at Chautauqua, New York, the Berklee Center in Boston and at Great Woods Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts. He is featured on Grover Washington Jr.'s Columbia release Then and Now (1988) soloing on "Stolen Moments", "Stella By Starlight" and Butman's own composition "French Connections".
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