“Pour moi, vous êtes un grand, un vrai musicien. Merci pour ce moment inoubliable.”
– Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Critically acclaimed for his“attention to every detail of phrasing” Canadian violinist Emmanuel Vukovich is emerging as an artist of musical integrity and maturity. Grand-prize winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition as first violinist the LloydCarr-Harris String Quartet, Emmanuel is the current recipient of the 1758 Brothers Gagliano violin on generous loan from The Canada Council for theArts Musical Instrument Bank. He is founder and artistic director of TheParcival Project, an international chamber music collective that has toured Canada and South America and artist in residence at Montreal's Chapelle Historique duBon Pasteur "Bach Odyssey”- a multi-year series centered around the solo violin Sonatas and Partitas of JS Bach.
Recent highlights include a debut recital performance at Carnegie's Weill Hall, a live radio recital performance at the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, a recital for CBC Radio atMcGill University celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Schulich School ofMusic; performances of the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Oakville Symphony; the Mozart Violin Concerti with the Andreas Bello Orchestra in Santiago andConcepcion, Chile; the Bach violin-oboe concerto with oboist Alex Klein and double violin concert with Ida Handel, and a recital at the legendaryConservatory Recital Hall in Zagreb, Croatia at the invitation of the Canadian Ambassadorto Croatia.
Originally from Calgary,Alberta, Emmanuel left home at sixteen to pursue studies with Dorothy Delay and Masao Kawasaki at The Juilliard School Pre-College and College divisions in NewYork. He continued his studies with Denise Lupien and André Roy at McGillUniversity’s Schulich School of Music while also pursuing a degree inEnvironmental Studies at McGill’s School of Environment and Agriculture. Duringthis time, he served as artistic director and concertmaster of Symphony in the Barn, an international summer chamber music festival and chamber orchestra in Durham,Ontario. This project became Music for Farms, an international chamber music initiative for Community Supported Agriculture farms throughout Canada and theUnited States. Upon completing his studies at McGill, Emmanuel served asco-manager for four growing seasons at Ferme Cadet Roussel, a 300-member CSA organic farm. The documentary film by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Bach in a Barn, portrays Emmanuel’s striving to re- connect culture and agriculture during this time.
Recently completing his Master of Music and Graduate Diploma degrees at New England Conservatory of Music withDonald Weilerstein, Lucy Chapman, and Soovin Kim, Emmanuel is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Music degree at Stony Brook University working with the Emerson String Quartet and focusing his thesis on collaborative leadership in performance. This interest in leadership has led him to work with Otto Scharmer and the Presencing Institute at MIT in Boston. Emmanuel’s final lecture recital will present the world premiere performance of an original composition on the story of Parzival& Fierefiz for solo violin, string quartet, and West African drumensemble co-written with New York composer John McDowell. His final recital in the fall of 2019 will present the complete solo violin Sonatas and Partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach.