"Resilience" - debut album & release tour
Latitude 45 Arts is very proud to announce that we will be representing "Resilience", a new project by violinist Emmanuel Vukovich with pianist Katherine Dowling inspired by the musical legacy of Béla Bartók and including music by Sheila Silver, Zosha Di Castri and Dinuk Wijeratne. This debut album will be recorded by tonmeister Martha de Francisco at Domaine Forget in February, 2022 including a ‘making-of’ documentary video by Jean-Paul Desjardins and produced by Leaf Music. The release tour will be launched in early June, 2022 by Latitude 45 Arts.
The completion of Doctor of Musical Arts
After six years I have finally completed my from DMA degree from Stony Brook University, Faculty of Music. My enormous gratitude to my principal teachers and mentors - violinists Philip Setzer and Eugene Drucker of the Emerson String Quartet and composers Daniel Weymouth (my general academic advisor) and Sheila Silver (my thesis advisor for my lecture recital). To my family, especially my dear parents and sister, and to all the friends who have supported me on this journey, it would not have been possible without your faith in me. Thank you, all!
Thomas Richard Vukovich (September 10th, 1948 - October 26th, 2021)
Grace Church on the Hill, 300 Lonsdale, Rd. M4V 1X4
Sunday December 12, 2021, 3:00pm
La Notte di Natale: Ottawa CHAMBERFEST, December 6th, 2021
The Canada Council of the Arts Musical Instrument Bank is a true treasure trove for exceptional musicians. Active and imaginative, generations of these artists have taken the Bank’s iconic instruments on new journeys and made them sing. In this unique and festive concert, past and present laureates come home for the holidays, with a strings-driven program including Corelli’s Christmas Concerto.
Church of Saint Andrew & Saint Paul - Bach Solo Sonatas & Partitas
I have had the great privilege of recording solo Bach for two advent services this month and am looking forward with great anticipation to recording the complete cycle of Sonatas & Partitas in the beautiful acoustic of this church to be shared in the weekly service between January and April, 2021
Christmas in La Tuque with Philippe Sly
I just returned from a wonderful week of filming and recording three Christmas concerts of Bach and Handel with Philippe Sly in the magical town of La Tuque. The videos will be released between Christmas and Epiphany.
World Premier - "The Chipmunks & The Owl" by Sheila Silver
Between August and October 2020 Sheila Silver a wrote a short virtuoso solo violin piece for me to include on a recital program or to be used as an encore. Sheila is an avid gardener and I have often visited her home in upstate New York, sometimes helping her with garden work and also going on walks discussing music and life. Our shared interest in nature has led to the possibility of her writing a violin concerto for me to be titled “Earth Canticles.” In the midst of a summer filled with fear related to COVID19, an awakening to systemic racism, and the impending election, Sheila decided to write something humorous and used the unusual invasion of her garden by chipmunks as her point of inspiration. What eats chipmunks she thought? “Owls” was the answer and created an imaginary drama between the Chipmunks and a Barred Owl. “The Chipmunks & the Owl” portrays a timeless cycle of life in Sheila’s garden. With extended virtuous violin techniques, theatrical musical drama, and a pitch-less cadenza, this work aims to give its audience a virtuosic, humorous, light-hearted and playful moment in a time of looming darkness.
"Bach Odyssey" - Complete Solo Violin Sonatas & Partitas @ Chapelle du Bon Pasteur
I am very grateful to have had the incredible opportunity to perform Bach's complete solo violin Sonatas & Partitas in three livestream recitals this fall at Montreal's beautiful Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur. Videos recordings of the concerts coming soon!
I Medici di McGill - Bach & Vivaldi Violin Concerti
I am very honoured to have had the privilege of recording Bach's E Major Violin Concerto and Summer from Vivaldi's 4 Seasons with I Medici di McGill Orchestra at the Church of Saint Andrew & Saint Paul.
I'm very grateful to Lawrence Vittes for writing a wonderful article in STRINGS Magazine about instruments I play - including my beautiful violin made for me in 2018 by Mira Gruszow & Gideon Baumblatt in Berlin.