Lydia Kavina

Лидия Евгеньевна Кавина

Also known as Л. Кавина, Лидия Кавина, Lidia Kavina, Lydia Kavana
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.lydiakavina.com/

Discography of Lydia Kavina:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Music From The Ether - Original Works For Theremin 10 Audio 1999 Mode
2 Black Black Magic 14 Audio 2002 Solnze Records
3 Concerto Per Theremin: Live In Italy 13 Audio 2000-12-00 Teleura
4 Spellbound! Original Works For Theremin 25 Audio 2008 Mode
5 Vamp Babes Upgrade Version 2004 23 Audio 2004 Solnze Records
6 Vamp Babes Upgrade Version 2004 23 Audio 2004 Solnze Records
7 Black Black Magic 14 Audio 2002 Solnze Records


Lydia Kavina (born September 8th, 1967 in Moscow) is the leading thereminist active in the world today. The granddaughter of [a=Leon Theremin]'s first cousin, she was the inventor's last protégé. She began studying the instrument with him at the age of nine, and was concertizing by age fourteen. Since then, Kavina has given over 500 performances on the instrument. She has served as Master Teacher in Russia, Germany, England and the U.S., including the Theremin Summer Institute in Portland, Maine. Her own works have significantly extended the repertory for the instrument. Her theremin concerto, [i]The Seasons of the Year[/i] (1997), was premiered by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project conducted by Gil Rose. With [a=Robert Moog] she has produced a video entitled Mastering the Theremin.

Ms. Kavina was the featured theremin soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the soundtrack score by [a=Howard Shore] to the Oscar winning movie [i]Ed Wood[/i]. Shore later composed theremin parts for her in the soundtrack to David Cronenberg's [i]Existenz[/i], as well as creating a special "Suite" with chamber orchestra from the Ed Wood score for Kavina's debut recital at The Lincoln Center Summer Festival (2000), New York City. The Lincoln Center debut also featured premiere works written for Ms. Kavina by [a=Christian Wolff] and [a=Olga Neuwirth], as well as [a=Miklos Rosza]'s Spellbound Concerto, all of which have been recorded for [l=Mode].


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