OUT NOW | Violinist Zachary Carrettin and Pianist Mina Gajić’s New Album “Confluence”


Launched on the Sono Luminus label, violinist Zachary Carrettin and pianist Mina Gajić selected two works which are private to them for his or her new album, “Confluence.”

Ray Granlund’s tangos had been initially written for Carrettin, who can be Music Director of the Boulder Bach Competition. Carrettin notes that duos are “tango nuevo-inspired” and have far-reaching classical influences, from Poulenc and Shostakovich to J.S. Bach. The tangos additionally push the vary of the shape, incorporating uncommon time signatures and hinting at different dance varieties.

The opposite work on the disc is Marko Tajčević’s Seven Balkan Dances. The set is “wealthy with the tonalities and rhythms of the people music I grew up listening to and singing in what was then Yugoslavia,” pianist Mina Gajić advised The Violin Channel. “These works conjure a time and place, and they’re magical within the harmonic palette.”

“After I hear Mina play the fourth Balkan dance I’m transported to a serene place the place time appears to have slowed down,” Carrettin provides.

“And after I play ‘Sollozo Perpetuo’ I’m struck many times that Ray has written a whole piece from a single, beautifully-crafted melodic line with highly effective harmonic underpinnings; it’s a mellifluent stream of consciousness.

“We hope listeners, too will join with this excellent music composed by Tajcevic and Granlund,” he stated.

The album is offered for buy right here.


You too can hearken to Carrettin and Gajić, amongst others, performing certainly one of Granlund’s tangos beneath:


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