“…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.”
"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."
A Julliard graduate, Emmanuel Vukovich has already attracted considerable attention as a soloist and chamber musician. Vukovich has performed at The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts in New York, the SUNY Performing Arts Center in New York, as well as at The Natural History Museum in London, England. He is a Lloyd Carr-Harris Scholarship recipient at McGill University, and is the first violinist of the Lloyd Carr-Harris String Quartet.
Emmanuel was selected from a field of nominees by a jury consisting of Marie Bérard (violinist, concert master with the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra), Jennifer Taylor (General Manager/Producer with Music Toronto), and Paul Pulford (cellist, former member of the Penderecki String Quartet).
In commenting on the winner, the jurors stated Emmanuel Vukovich possesses an exceptional standard of musicianship and is highly dedicated to chamber music in Canada.
A native of Calgary, Alberta, Vukovich needed something to say with the musical language that he mastered under the guidance of Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. In 2001, after two years in the Pre-College Division and two years in the College Division, Vukovich left New York City to pursue his other love: farming. Now, seven years later, the master of two trades combined his passions in a project called Music for Farms, an initiative that brings classical music concerts to small organic farms and venues around the United States and Canada. In a recent interview with fourth-year percussionist Molly Yeh, Vukovich discussed his work.
Canada Day celebration in Zagreb features Emmanuel Vukovich a distinguished violinist with Croatian roots
Emmanuel Vukovich and Hyun-Ho Choi in Hrvatski glazbeni zavod in Zagreb.
Montreal Chamber Music Festival
"The last concert ended with Emmanuel Vukovich giving a deeply moving performance of the Bach solo violin sonata BWV 1003 from the centre aisle while during the Andante, eurythmist Sea-Anna Vasilas moved expressively about the stage ... which may have suggested Isadora Duncan to the uninitiated."
Strings Magazine - Laurence Vittes