The ViMaDeAn Duo, comprised of violinist Anastasia Petrunina and percussionist Denis Petrunin perform Komorebi by New Zealand composer Salina Fisher.
Centred around a theme of environmental awareness, Fisher says of the piece, ’This is my response to the beautiful Japanese word Komorebi which means “sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees”’
The video is part of the duo’s wider project dedicated to the subject of environmental issues. They aim to collaborate with composers and multimedia artists to raise awareness on the natural disasters currently faced by humanity, in the hopes of making a positive impact on the future of the planet.
The ViMaDeAn Duo was formed in 2010 at the Yale School of Music, where both members were studying. They have commissioned new works from around the world, in an aim to expand the repertoire for violin and percussion.
Violinist Anastasia Petrunina also holds degrees from the Moscow Conservatory Music College and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy Regional Music College. Currently Anastasia is pursuing her DMA degree at the University of Georgia under the guidance of Professor Levon Ambartsumian. She works as the concertmaster of the Augusta Symphony and a violinist with the Atlanta Opera.
In addition to the Yale School of Music, Denis Petrunin studied at the Gnessins School of Music as well as the Curtis Institute of Music. He is a Vic Firth artist and currently principal timpanist of the Augusta Symphony.