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I'm a musician hailing from Russia and living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. I do and I play a lot of different things, and here is the place where you can hear them.
Inna Dudukina is an international vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger/orchestrator, and producer.
She had her academic formation in some of the most highly regarded music schools in the world.
Born in the heart of Siberia, Russia, Inna has developed her passion for music since her early days. She grew up in Novosibirsk, a city with an impressive musical environment, where she began her studies at the young age of five, and became well known locally as a classical pianist by the age of seven. Later she attended Novosibirsk State College of Music majoring in both voice and piano performance, where she solidified her classical music background and jazz music theory foundations; and then followed up in the United States of America, where she became one of the few Full Tuition Scholarship recipients in famous Berklee College of Music. Now she is a proud Berklee alumna with Bachelor of Music degree, Performance / Contemporary Writing and Production Majors, and Minor in Music Engineering.
In addition to her jazz studies, Inna was influenced by Eastern European and Middle Eastern music leading to experimentations in fusing those genres with modal jazz and then later rock.
Her performance technique, backed with perfect pitch and soulful playing has garnered attention and praise from her peers, as well as specialized critics and fellow musicians; she often performs on duduk and percussion, as well as piano and voice. In her writing she specializes in incorporating Eastern harmonies, particularly Balkan diatonic music techniques, Indian ornaments, and Western film scoring traditions.
These days Inna is working on writing for and performing with Balkan fusion band “Dashina”, collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists and collectives like uber famous AR Rahman, the voice of India Shreya Ghoshal, one of the most outstanding pianists of modern times Tigran Hamasyan, jazz pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, among others; as a solo artist she performed at a large number of concerts, festivals, her arrangements and original compositions were featured at prestigious events like a Middle Eastern Festival (2013-2015), Berklee Commencement Concert (2014-2015), total amount of views of videos to which she contributed as performer, arranger, or production team member has already reached 15 million views, and counting.
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In this section you can hear arrangements that I wrote for orchestras, big bands, choirs, live performances, video recordings, etc. Some of them were presented at Berklee Commencement concerts for the audience including the likes of Jimmy Page and Julio Iglesias (how cool is that!), some were written for prestigious events like Berklee Singers' Showcase or Annual Middle Eastern festival, some of them were performed by the awesomeness of Gary Burton (yes, the jazz legend himself); for Internationally acclaimed Berklee Indian Ensemble, and for small jazz or world bands (like my favourite Balkan Fusion child Dashina)
These are the projects where i was a producer.
It involves a lot of running around, waving hands, calling, organizing, telling people what to do, listening to why not, then telling it again, making the artistic decisions and watch them being ignored... Fun stuff like that.
No just kidding of course, and actually producing is one of my favorite jobs!