Last week CMF Artists Y-Squared launched two new music videos produced and commissioned by CMF. The videos themselves were directed by fellow CMF Artist and member of the Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet, Ian Dingle.
We filmed the videos earlier in the year in a very chilly Asylum Chapel in Peckham, you can take a look at our previous blog with behind the scenes photos of the day here.
The event itself was organised along with Hancock Artists who represent Yasmin and Yelian in the unique Rebecca Hossack Gallery in St, Fitzroy Square. CMF Artist Manager, Tabitha McGrath headed to the venue early in the day to oversee the set up as the videos were to be premiered on a big screen. The rest of the CMF team went later on to finish off the set up and get ready for the guests.
Guests started to arrive and the drinks started flowing! Yasmin and Yelian performed three pieces prior to the video premieres beginning with Yelian performing a rather jolly Svante Henryson piece entitled Black Run. Yasmin followed this with a stunning rendition of Liszt’s arrangement of Schumann’s Widmung from Myrthen Op.25. The duo finished off the live music portion of the evening with Beethoven’s Sonata No.4 in C Major Op. 102.
Ian Dingle took a moment to introduce the videos saying that he always wanted to do something innovative and off the beaten track with Y-Squared videos; something that one can clearly see aligns with Y-Squared’s ethos.
You can take a look at both videos below as well as a gallery of the event!
Burlesque, Nikolai Kapustin
Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor