Igudesman and Joo
Describing the Igudesman & Joo humor in detail would be to deflate its brilliance. For the put-upon Igudesman, think Jack Benny and Jascha Heifetz rolled into one. For the zany Joo, try an unholy Chico Marx, Vladimir Horowitz and Jerry Lewis mash-up…
— Los Angeles Times
Comedy, classical music, pop culture and 35 million YouTube hits. Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are two classically trained musicians who have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows that are not afraid to put the bad “ass” back in classical.
Equally comfortable performing in classical concert halls, as well as in stadiums in front of crowds of 18,000, their collective dream is to make classical music accessible to a wider and younger audience. Sometimes that dream is “A Little Nightmare Music.”
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