1st Runner Up for BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM, Just Plain Folks Indie Awards, 2001!!! ESPERANZA is a gold mine of new violin music from the lode of world, folk, and classical inspirations. Strong gypsy influences run throughout this beautiful, moving release. Exquisite compositions for virtuoso violin are accompanied by an international group of outstanding musicians. Kim Angelis is a composer/performer who has successfully transcended artistic boundaries; her vision of 'world chamber music' is exciting and inspirational. A Few Words from the critics: 'Four of the most gorgeous strings to feel a bow are on the violin of Kim Angelis.Lullabies, folk tunes and new traditions are covered in her vast and highly respected repertoire.'- Cindy Lamb, L.A.Weekly 'Kim's classical training, folk influences, country life in the Sierra Nevadas and deep spirituality have blended together and burgeoned into some of the most beautiful, moving music I've ever heard...exquisite compositions for virtuoso violin...fantastic album.' - Marilyn O'Malley, Victory Review.