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Hi! Just a quick note about what I thought you might want to know, my friends.

This Wednesday, September 5th, I am taking part in the worldwide "Freddie For A Day" charity initiative. I am going to spend the whole day in Zurich and Winterthur dressed up as Freddie Mercury.

Please, take a few minutes to find out more about...

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The ESTA Festival Chamber Ensemble in front of the Yehudi Menuhin Forum in Bern

Hi!

It's been a long week here in Bern. The first part of the ESTA Festival String Ensemble project under direction of the excellent Croatian cellist and conductor Pavle Zajcev started here last week, on the 29th of July. It became possible thanks to the ESTA Foundation and outstanding enthusiasm and hard work of Mr Werner Schmitt, the former director of Musikschule Konservatorium Bern...

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Freddie Mercury's Lake House

Hey everybody!

Those who read my story about the first visit to Montreux might remember I mentioned a thing which was still one to be accomplished. Yes, I had to take a look at the Freddie's Lake house (or 'Duck house' as it is sometimes referred to) where Freddie used to go find peace of mind and which appears on the Queen's 15th studio album "Made In Heaven" cover. And I did it! (Here are all of the best pictures from this trip.)

Still, while the Internet got a lot of questions like 'Where is Freddie Mercury's lake house in Montreux?' or 'How to get to Freddie's duck house in Montreux?' very few...

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New single 'Dreambird'

Dear friends!

Seems like only yesterday we were recording "So I Begin" with Alex and when he played a couple of interesting chords I shouted "It's gonna be a new song!"

I consider life to be one of the biggest inspiration for the artist. We dream, we believe, we hope, we live, we find ourselves lost in despair. Thus, we create. The title for the song "Dreambird" came to my mind while I was in the middle of finishing the lyrics. Probably everyone of us has his own "dreambird", whatever should it mean.

We finished recording sessions with my friend Alex Vitkovskiy in October 2011...

Bits And Pieces

I'm glad to share with you the news that an old friend Alyosha Semenenko just won the second prize of the Queen Elisabeth violin competition. Congratulations!
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Hey! I just went to the concert of "Chaika" where I used to play the Viola a few years ago. What can I say? Well done guys! Surely, it is still a great mistake that...