Panfili & Friends
The love of world music prompted violinist Rusanda Panfili to create an ensemble that presents a somewhat different image of the classical music world with fresh sounds and vital rhythms from all over the world. With international folk music, Panfili and Friends make every performance unforgettable.
About the ensemble
love of international folk music
Rusanda Panfili, violinlo
Christian Bakanic, accordion
Sasa Nikolic, percussion
Alfredo Ovalles, piano
Christian Wendt, bass
Panfili & Friends was created out of love for international folkloric music, this project gaining life out of various collaborations with artists living in Austria, where Rusanda is living at this time.
This group of musicians explores a different facet of classical music, where there are no cultural boundaries. With melodies and rhythms collected from all over the world, “Panfili & Friends” invite you to take part in a remarkable musical journey.
This blend of styles and traditions, containing classical pieces with folk influences, tangos, flamencos, Romanian horas, doinas, as well as film music that passed through an unconventional interpretation, will move you to a world of intense emotions.
They have performed in numerous festivals and prestigious concert halls such as the Musikverein in Vienna and the Atheneum in Bucharest.
Rusanda Panfili, with her stage colleagues, presents to the public original arrangements, of classical plays as well as folk creations, bringing a special touch to each composition.