"From the opening strains of â€œGypsyâ€™s Odysseyâ€ to the CDâ€™s last notes, listeners are held spellbound, caught in the passionate musicâ€™s whisper softness, thundering intensity, slow-moving grace and high-stepping frenzy. At the heart of the experience, is violinist and composer Kim Angelis, leading willing listeners into realms of mystery like a string-playing version of the Pied Piper." - McKibben Jackinsky, Morris News Service
"In expressive command of her bow, Angelis is a unique violinist - transcending a deft classical technique with sweeping lyrical passion...deem this CD a keeper." - Dinah Urell, Hipfish Magazine
"Your music is as brilliant as ever! Your violin reaches out of my speakers and says 'I am here. You are powerless but to listen.'" - Michael Dickes, Program Director, KOHO Radio
"If you close your eyes and listen to the haunting music of ["Gypsy's Odyssey"], you can feel yourself transported back in time to another place and a different culture. There's also a good chance you'll dance like a dervish... this spirited musician has blazed a trail of musical wonder..." - Dori O'Neal, Tri-City Herald
Please join us on a musical odyssey, guided by violin virtuoso and composer Kim Angelis. Career highlights include:
*Kim's music used at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney; NBC gives prime-time coverage.
*"Esperanza" nominated for Best Instrumental Album, Just Plain Folks Indie Awards, 2001.
*"La Fiesta" also nominated for Best Instrumental Song, 2001.
*Kim honored to be voted Best Musician by readers of home-town newspaper, the "Calaveras Enterprise".
*"Sweet Nothings", an independent film exclusively featuring music by Kim Angelis, is nominated for Best Score by the International Film Tour, 2003.
Some of our favorite quotes describe the music far better than we ever could:
"...some of the most beautiful, moving music I've ever heard..." -Marilyn O'Malley, "Victory Review"
"...born in the tradition of Romany and churned by the legacy of Paginini." -Jean Bartlett, "Pacifica Tribune"
"...inspired performance to a packed house, perfectly accompanied on the guitar by her husband Josef...Kim's fiery performance of Gypsy inspired music, her complete mastery of the violin, held an audience spellbound, till they leapt to their feet in standing ovation. Kim IS her music! Tuck a violin under her chin and this otherwise slight and shy artist becomes a powerful, scintillating dancing presence, somewhere on the continuum between the spirituality of a fiddler on the roof and the ecstatic mysticism of a Sufi dancing." - Len Atkins, The Sou'wester, Seaview, WA (concert presenter for over 20 years)
Thank you so very much!
Check out the artist's website:
1. Vallejo's Vision
2. Copihue, the Flower of Chile
3. Far From Home
4. Aleutian Prayer
5. The Astoria Waltz
7. Father's Favorite
8. Shadows of Dreams
10. The Triumph
11. Pharaoh's Fugue