"Resilience"

Emmanuel Vukovich plays 
Bela Bartók, Zosha Di Castri,
Sheila Silver & Dinuk Wijeratne
with Katherine Dowling, piano
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About "Resilience"

“Resilience” is a new project by violinist Emmanuel Vukovich inspired by the musical legacy of Béla Bartók. Collaborating with pianist Katherine Dowling, this project includes the world premiere of "Resilient Earth" - four solo violin Caprices by American composer Sheila Silver written for Vukovich in 2020-21, a newly revised Sonata for violin & piano by Dinuk Wijeratne, "Sprung Testament" and "Patina" by Zosha Di Castri, and Bartók’s monumental solo violin Sonata. It also includes a selection of Bartók’s Serbo-Croatian, Rumanian, and Turkish folk melodies archived at Columbia University and recently made publicly available for the first time. This programme is an expression of the uniquely creative voices and artistic relationships between the collaborators involved and an exploration of how diverse musical languages build on the tradition of cross-cultural musical synthesis first pioneered by Bartók over a century ago.


The project will be recorded for Emmanuel's debut album by tonmeister Martha de Francisco at Domaine Forget in late November, 2021, including a ‘making-of’ documentary video by Jean-Paul Desjardins and produced by Leaf Music.


Emmanuel wishes to acknowledge The Canada Council for the Arts for a generous Concept to Realization grant in support of the "Resilience" project and the Musical Instrument Bank and George Heinl & Co Limited for the generous extended loan of a beautiful 1753 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.

« Resilience » est un nouveau projet du violoniste Emmanuel Vukovich inspiré de l’héritage musical de Béla Bartók. En collaboration avec Katherine Dowling, ce projet présente, entre autres, la Sonate pour violon et piano récemment révisée de Dinuk Wijeratne, Sprung Testament et Patina de Zosha Di Castri, la première mondiale de Resilient Earth - quatre Caprices pour violon solo de la compositrice américaine Sheila Silver écrite pour Vukovich en 2020-21, et la Sonate pour violon seul de Béla Bartók. Le programme comprendra également la première mondiale d’une sélection de mélodies folkloriques serbo-croates, roumaines et turques de Bartók archivées à l’Université Columbia. Ce programme est une expression des voix créatives uniques et des relations artistiques entre les collaborateurs impliqués et une exploration de la façon dont divers langages musicaux s’appuient sur la tradition de synthèse musicale interculturelle lancée pour la première fois par Bartók il y a plus d’un siècle.


Le projet sera enregistré pour le premier album d’Emmanuel par la tonmeister Martha de Francisco au Domaine Forget fin novembre 2021, incluant un documentaire « making-of » de Jean-Paul Desjardins et produit par Leaf Music.


Emmanuel tient à remercier le Conseil des Arts du Canada pour leur généreuse bourse de conception et réalisation du projet “Resilience”, ainsi que la Banque d’instruments de musique George Heinl & Co Limited pour leur généreux prêt du magnifique violon fait par Giovanni Battista Guadagnini en 1753.

 

Artists

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Emmanuel Vukovich
violin
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Sheila Silver
composer
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Katherine Dowling
piano
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Dinuk Wijeratne
composer
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Zosha Di Castri
composer

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For me, you are a great musician, a true musician. Thank you for this unforgettable moment.” 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin


…untiring and unstinting attention to every detail of phrasing …the crown jewel of the evening was Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060 which saw violinist Emmanuel Vukovich and faculty member oboist Alex Klein come out to play … there seemed to be no difference as to who played which part, so balanced were Mr. Vukovich and Mr. Klein. They were the very acme of Bach playing.”

—  Calgary Herald, Stephan Bonfield


Then Emmanuel Vukovich lost himself so completely, and with such authentic purity and simplicity, in the Bach Chaconne that every note came to have a purpose and a beauty of its own, leading to a deep meditative silence. It was quite profound.” 

Strings Magazine, Laurence Vittes

« Pour moi vous êtes un grand, un vrai musicien. Merci pour ce moment inoubliable. »

Yannick Nézet-Séguin


« …untiring and unstinting attention to every detail of phrasing …the crown jewel of the evening was Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060 which saw violinist Emmanuel Vukovich and faculty member oboist Alex Klein come out to play … there seemed to be no difference as to who played which part, so balanced were Mr. Vukovich and Mr. Klein. They were the very acme of Bach playing. »

—  Calgary Herald, Stephan Bonfield


« Then Emmanuel Vukovich lost himself so completely, and with such authentic purity and simplicity, in the Bach Chaconne that every note came to have a purpose and a beauty of its own, leading to a deep meditative silence. It was quite profound. »

Strings Magazine, Laurence Vittes

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