Vladimir\’s Classical Twist
From Bach to Beatles and The Stones to Strauss – a unique classical crossover concert with the Slovakian violin sensation Vladimir.His debut album will be released in September, and this exciting evening will showcase his new music along with many old favourites.
Vladimir Jablokov is a young violin virtuoso from Bratislava, Slovakia. He started playing the violin aged five, making his stage debut at the tender age of ten. Coming from four generations of professional music makers, with a Russian maestro for a father and five musical siblings around him at home; Vladimir Jablokov is steeped in the classical tradition almost as old as the Carpathian Mountains of his motherland.
Arriving in Ireland in 2004 at the height of the Celtic Tiger years, originally planning to stay for a few months; he soon found money hard to come by. Having little English, he quickly decided to let his music do the talking and started busking on Grafton Street.
Getting a taste for live performance, he formed the Slovak Festival Quartet in 2006 with some friends. With a burgeoning reputation, Vladimir has played some of Ireland’s most prestigious venues; including The Mansion House, The Gaiety Theatre, Marlay Park, Cork Opera House, Limerick UCH and, at the behest of President McAleese; to an audience in Aras an Uachtarain.