Last Wednesday March 6 my Violin Concerto No. 1 had it’s premiere at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin with soloist Michael Barenboim along with the Pierre Boulez Ensemble under the direction of Lahav Shani. The performance was electric, inspired and inspiring. Both the soloist and the ensemble played with fire and passion! [Also on the program was a gem that I had not known, which is Janacek’s Concertino. I’ve always been drawn to his quirky and slightly off kilter melodic sensibilities, which are sound so fresh and surprising.]
The concert received a very nice review in Tagesspiegel .
Here is an interview/conversation that I had with the Pierre Boulez Saal about my Violin Concerto No. 1.
I am now working on an arrangement of this work for a larger orchestra. More details soon.