Solo cimbalom, or with group. Styles: classical, jazz, world
Price Range: $100 per hour
What to Expect
Cimbalom is not a dulcimer. It sounds closer to piano and harp. It has full sound and it is quite fascinating to watch.
Cimbalom performer Igor Iachimciuc collaborated with the top orchestras and ensembles in Moldova (his native country) performing music in different genres, touring in Romania, Russia, Hungary, Finland, Israel, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, USA, and Serbia. Igor is a winner of many prestigious instrumental competitions. Among them are Stefan Neaga regional competition, and Barbu Lautaru National competition.
Igor Iachimciuc holds a PhD in music composition from the University of Utah. During his stay in Utah, Igor performed with various American ensembles and orchestras on the most prestigious stages including Lincoln Center (New York) and Yerba Buena (San Francisco). Igor’s engagements include Tanglewood music festival, Intermezzo chamber music series, Salt Lake Symphony, BYU Philharmonic orchestra, and Weiser Fiddle Festival.
Cimbalom, a Hungarian string-percussion instrument, was originally used only by folk musicians, but today the stylistic range suitable for this instrument is rapidly extending. In 2008 Igor released an album Country Road, recorded with a prominent Utah bassist Jim Stout. This album is an experimental crossover project, which combines Eastern European folk music and jazz. In 2010 Igor recorded a composition by American prominent composer Morris Rosenzweig released on Albany Records. In 2012 an album Dialogue, was released as a result of collaboration with Moldovan accordionist Edgar Stefanet. Igor currently works on multiple solo and group projects, collaborating with international musicians such as violinist Valeri Glava, flutist Cezar Cazanoi, clarinetist Marcel Chirilov, and ensembles Canyonlands, Salty Crickets, Cheres, Forward 4 and Concertino.
Besides being a performer, Igor Iachimciuc is a prominent composer. His music was successfully performed throughout the world. At present time Igor is an adjunct professor of composition and the director of the New Music Ensemble at the University of Utah. His music can be heard on Centaur Records, Itunes, Amazon, and other major music labels.