Edgar is one of my special friends, sometimes he’s an inspiration, sometimes he’s a musical partner and he’s always a dear friend.
After exploring our duo in some depth (Music For Two) we decided to team up with Zakir Hussain, the tabla virtuoso for a triple concerto – (that’s what you get when a double concerto just isn’t enough). The Melody of Rhythm includes our concerto with the Detroit Symphony (with Leonard Slatkin conducting), and 6 trio pieces.
In 2013 we spent the month of February traveling through India, Arab Emirates, Bangladesh and Oman.
Lately we have been exploring opening up the collaboration to include wood flutist Rakesh Churasia.