Alexander Zhurbin is Russia's pre-eminent composer of musical theatre, film soundtracks, and popular song. His career launched overnight in 1975, when he wrote Russia's first rock-opera, "Orpheus & Eurydice," which went on to be the longest continuously running theatrical production in Russia, after 2500 performances. Since that day, he has written scores to over 60 films, 30 musicals, symphonies, ballets and concert works. Thanks to his wide-ranging output and activity, he has often been compared to the "Russian Leonard Bernstein".
Together with his wife, Irena Ginzburg-Zhurbin, they have been co-writing songs and performing internationally for over 30 years -- Alexander at the piano, and Irena singing.
For this extremely rare New York appearance, Alexander and Irena will be joined on stage by their son Lev Zhurbin (better known in New York as Ljova, leader of his ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband) and perhaps other special guests.