"Legends: Fantasy Violin" is a collection of 11 original compositions by violinist Julia Okrusko. Inspired by Julia's performances of video game and movie music, "Legends" presents a unique blend of fantasy and cinematic symphonic styles featuring solo violin, full orchestra and choir.
"Legends", album's title track, was nominated for Hollywood Music in Media Awards - Best Orchestral / Instrumental 2013.
Launched in February 2013, "Legends: Fantasy Violin" original fantasy music CD Kickstarter project has received worldwide support and resulted in the production and release of the album in September 2013.
"I started composing fantasy music in 2011, after performing with Video Game Orchestra at Boston Symphony Hall in April. After 20 years of pursuing a strictly classical music career - in just one week I was completely captivated by soundtracks of Final Fantasy VII, Lord of the Rings, Afrika, Metal Gear Solid... Within months after the concert my heart was so full of melodies, I couldn't help but start writing and playing what I came up with. Two years have gone by, and while classical performances and teaching remain a rewarding career, - I now have a dream of sharing my own music too." - Julia Okrusko