Moshlo, violin; Paul Hankinson, piano
During 2012 I began a search to discover the roots of the Doina and make a transcription for violin. I decided to go to Israel first in the hope of tracking down musicologists or musicians who could provide me with insights into its origins and variations.
By chance, while attending a social tango dance (milonga) in Tel Aviv, I was given my first leads by Mendy. This led me to discover recorded examples of the Doina for voice and various instruments, as well as sheet music. I finally had what I'd been searching for!! I began preparing for my own recording.
The recording was made in Berlin with my friend Paul Hankinson, a brilliant pianist who lives there. Over an intense period of 2 months, we succeeded in recording the album MOSHLO - Doina Violin, in the bullet marked Dungeon Studio, Berlin.