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AlmaNova





The award-winning ensemble, AlmaNova, is an innovative flute and guitar duo presenting an eclectic program of chamber music. Flutist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic are both masters of their instruments elevating the flute and guitar ensemble to the highest level of virtuosity and artistry. Their live performances are filled with energy and passion creating a “…graceful, intuitively choreographed display of seamless connection.” (Fresno Beehive).

AlmaNova met in France while studying at the famed Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. They continued their graduate work at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the USC Thornton School of Music. Since then they have had the privilege to perform extensively throughout the world including recitals in Paris, London, Sarajevo, Stockholm, Tijuana, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Kansas City, and San Diego.

AlmaNova’s recordings have been described as “…pure musical pleasure” (Flute Focus Magazine, 2009) and have received much critical acclaim. Their first CD recording 'Debut' features original works by Mr. Imamovic inspired by the sounds and folk melodies of his native Bosnia. It was recently honored by the largest worldwide independent music organization, Just Plain Folks, receiving Best Instrumental Album, 2009 as well as Best Instrumental Song, 2009 for ‘Sarajevo Nights’. Their second CD, ‘Classic Giuliani’ was awarded Critic's Choice, 2008 by American Record Guide calling it “… some of the best [Giuliani] I've heard”. Their newest release, ‘After Hours’, explores the music of Macedonia through thoughtful arrangements and more original compositions by Mr. Imamovic and Ms. Pierce.

Jessica plays Sankyo Flutes and Almer plays Kenny Hill Guitars exclusively.


Contact

Email: almanova@classicalmatters.com

Personal Website


ALMANOVA'S PHOTO GALLERY


ALMANOVA CD AND MP3 RELEASES

ALMANOVA: THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM
World-renowned flute and guitar duo, AlmaNova, brings extra cheer to the holiday season with their latest release, "The Christmas Album". This brilliant recording features original arrangements of some of the time-honored Christmas classics. AlmaNova's unique style and melodic virtuosity makes this recording a beautiful addition to your Christmas and Holiday music collection. This CD features "Gabriel’s' Message" in 7/8, "We Three Kings" with a flamenco flare, as well as "Silent Night" accompanied by a beautiful guitar tremolo.Released November, 2011. Available for mp3 download at iTunes and Amazon.

ALMANOVA: AFTER HOURS
AlmaNova "After Hours." Flautist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic perform as AlmaNova. This CD, released in 2009, features music influenced by Macedonian folk traditions, including several original pieces. CD available at AlmaNova website, and download at iTunes.


AlmaNova "Classic Giuliani." Flautist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic perform music of Mauro Giuliani in their second release. Awarded CRITICS CHOICE 2008, American Record Guide. CD available at AlmaNova website, and download at iTunes.

ALMANOVA: CLASSIC GIULIANI

ALMANOVA: DEBUT
AlmaNova "Debut." Flautist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic in their debut album (2007) performed, composed, and arranged all the selections on this disc, which reflect Almer's love of sevdalinke, a Bosnian form of romantic song and dance. CD available at AlmaNova website, and download at iTunes.






Music Performed by AlmaNova

From The Christmas Album:

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. / (4.0mb - 4:12)

Oh Holy Night. / (4.3mb - 4:30)

Gabriel's Message. / (3.1mb - 3:16)

Ukrainian Carol. / (2.6mb - 2:44)



Song for Marcus. / (3.6mb - 3:58)

Rain. / (5.9mb - 5:52)

Sarajevo Nights. / (3.8mb - 4:07)

Jovano, Jovanke. / (5.5mb - 5:26)

Mauro Giuliani: Duo Concertant. Op. 25. / (6.4mb - 6:58)








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