Intertwining Arts


piano performance blended with other visual and performing art genres


The SCRIABIN SONATAS Reimagined, Part 1 FILM

Filtering by Tag: chopin

Interview with our Philosophy Advisor Dilectiss Liu

Today we are very happy to share a very interesting and profound interview with our very own Dilectiss Liu! Anastasia Panova, specially for Interwining Arts.

Q: How did you meet the Intertwining Arts team?

I was at the end of my studies in Canberra during the autumn of 2014, when the second Australian International Chopin Competition took place. There I had met Elina, and we exchanged our thoughts on Chopin and his artist compatriots. The continuation of these exchanges marked the beginning of our first Intertwining Arts project “Chopin: A Letter Through the Parisian Years”.

Read More

Fractured Atlas Spotlight!

Elina Akselrud is founder of Intertwining Arts and creator of CROSSOVER ART PROJECTS- piano performance blended with other visual and performing art genres. Intertwining Arts has been a member of Fractured Atlas since 2016 and is based between New York and Lucerne, Switzerland.

How has Fractured Atlas benefitted your artistic practice?
Fractured Atlas gave a way for Intertwining Arts to become an organization. This is crucial for every kind of creative professional that is seriously oriented towards presenting their work. The Intertwining Arts team has successfully presented two multidisciplinary performance projects. The first one, “CHOPIN: A Letter through the Parisian Years,” unites live music, photography, and theater in one multifaceted performance. It was performed in Paris, France; Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland; and Munich, Germany. Its cinematic version was released in Paris, France and is currently available on YouTube.

Read More

Swiss and German Premieres of the Chopin Project!


An enormous Danke Schön to everyone who participated in and helped with our Swiss and German performances of the Chopin Project (in Lucerne, Zurich, and Munich)!

It was a wonderful time and I am very happy and proud of my team, you guys are the best!

A special thank you to our Swiss supporters: Migros Kulturprozent, Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur and our precious sponsor of the German Premiere - Steinway&Sons for making this all possible!

Now moving on to the next steps & locations - stay tuned for updates!

Ein schönes Wochenende und herzliche Grüße aus Deutschland,
Elina and Team



Dear Friends,


We did it.  The premiere of “CHOPIN: A Letter through the Parisian Years” took place on April 1, 2016 at the Foundation of the United States in Paris, France.  And nothing would have happened without your tremendous support.  We had a full-house in a completely overbooked venue with a live wait-list, nearly 200 occupied seats.  People arrived especially for this event from the United States, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Ukraine, and many places in France.


You know, I feel truly lucky and blessed in my life because of the people I am surrounded with.  It is a real happiness when those around are so responsive, kind-hearted, and understanding.  I am grateful from the bottom of my heart to all of you, who helped us in any way.  It would not be possible to create this project without such wonderful people involved.



The financial report is available for the donors only, upon request.  The prints for the donors will be mailed out this weekend.  The DVD will be created over the next few months and I will announce more information on it later on.


We are now open to invitations for the future performances of this project.  Feel free to throw in ideas!


Click here to see the photo album of the Premiere Day!


Elina Akselrud and the Intertwining Arts Chopin Project Team


The Chopin Project Update!

Dear Friends,


I hope all is well with you and you are quite ready for the coming spring!  First of all, today is Chopin’s Birthday (he was born on March 1, 1810) and I would like to remind you that the premiere of “CHOPIN: A LETTER THROUGH THE PARISIAN YEARS” is taking place at the Grand Salon of the Foundation of the United States in Paris, France, on April 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm!  The admission is FREE (reservations are recommended through Weezevent).

Naturally, I would love to thank all the donors who have supported the Chopin in Paris crowdfunding project campaign!
Nathanaël Bez and I have a few updates about our work that we would love to share with you!  We have been rehearsing now for a while, and things are unfolding beautifully.  I have completed my visual shooting in locations such as Parisian addresses of Chopin (9 Sq d’Orléans, 12 Place Vendôme, the Père Lachaise cemetery), streets of Cité Bergère along with some interior views, a number of others places in Paris and went to Poland (Warsaw and Żelazowa Wola) in order to shoot places of Chopin’s birth and childhood/youth.

We are very grateful to the following organizations for collaborating with us:  The Foundation of the United States in ParisAssociation Chopin à NohantThe Polish Library in Paris, Hotel Chopin Grands-Boulevards Paris and Friends of Chopin Australia.  Without assistance from these institutions it would be impossible to have anything done.

We have a list of good news: first of all the Foundation of the United States is lending us their projector for the visuals completely free of charge, in addition to letting us use the venue for free!
The next great news is that Ed Akselrud is now our projection technician and video manager, who will be flying over to Paris from New York City at the end of March to join us for the DVD filming, and all the projection work! We also gained a visual effects assistant Shahin Alirkan, who is working on the compositing of the entire visual part, as well as helping with additional film shooting! He is also based in New York and works with us long-distance.
However, this is not all: Iryna Kyshliaruk, a very prominent Ukrainian soprano currently based in Paris and Leipzig, will be performing one of Chopin’s songs with us on stage!
And our newest team member is the Parisian lighting director Lionel Harkas, Sono Concept, who will create magic with colors, lights, and shadows!

It is incredibly exciting to be working together with such unique and talented artists.  It feels very uplifting and inspiring and we CANNOT WAIT to share our work with you!  We are also accepting invitations for future performances of this project – if you happen to have ideas or know someone possibly interested in organizing such an event (perhaps as part of a festival), please be in touch!Once more, we are very grateful to ALL the donors who are helping us.  Every donation means a world to us, really.  However, we are still quite far from our goal and the time is going by very quickly… So we do need YOUR support.  You can donate to our project at our GoFundMe campaign page and we will make sure to thank you.


17 Октября

Осенне-зябким ранним утром,
Вдыхая ливня предвкушенье,
Рассыпать звуки-перламутры
И, будто в полусновиденьи,

Сквозь зыбкий хроматизм гармоний,
Едва стелящийся в эфире;
Сквозь тихий вздох больных агоний
Эвтерпии с осколком лиры

На старом кладбище Парижа,
Найти мелодию Шопена…
Забыть о лоске и престиже,
О том, что дёшево и тленно;

Пройдя по узким тротуарам,
Вдруг осознать – коснётся время
Всея и всех; но с редким даром
Веками будет жить лишь гений.

Screen Shot 2018-01-08 at 9.33.54 PM.png