Janoska Ensemble opens the Vienna Film Music Festival in Yekaterinburg

On July 3, 2019, the world-famous Janoska Ensemble opens the Vienna Film Music Festival (July 3-27) in Yekaterinburg. The annual festival takes place at the Kirov Square in front of the Ural Federal University. The opening concert usually features an ensemble from Austria.

The Vienna-based Janoska ensemble came together in 2013, founded by brothers Ondrej (Violinist), František (Pianist) and Roman (Violinist) and their brother-in-law Julius Darvas (Double-Bassist). Steeped in classical musical since childhood, the ensemble draws on instrumental traditions passed down in the family from father to son. Each ensemble member is a virtuoso in his own right, having studied with Vienna’s most preeminent teachers, and performed with such distinguished orchestras as the Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna Art Orchestra.

The ensemble has developed an utterly original and profoundly personal vision of music – the Janoska Style. It explores a vast range of works, from the classical repertoire to original compositions and completely idiosyncratic arrangements informed by jazz, pop and world music. The concert program in Yekaterinburg comprises works by Mozart, Bach, Rachmaninov, and John Lennon.