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Inspired by animals in the zoo, Aleksey Igudesman has written these ten pieces for elementary to intermediate-level violinists. A fun poem is also provided with drawings from penguins to pandas by Felicia Gulda.
Aleksey Igudesman brings his characteristic wit and quirky flair to these collections for younger players. The two sets of In the Zoo pieces are aimed at players from ABRSM grades 2 to 4 and, I’m sure, will capture the imagination of even the most reluctant student. (...) All told, these are two winning collections of pieces, which have been thoughtfully put together to engage younger players – and are the perfect outlet for Igudesman’s own impish humour.
The Strad Magazine, November 2017 (Catherine Nelson)
With a cover design that is bound to attract young players, and animal pictures to colour in, these ten animal-themed pieces are ideal fare for grade 2-3 fiddlers. (...)
Stringendo Magazine Vol. 39, April 2017 (Mary Nemet)