Thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts, Le Domaine Forget de Charlevoix, Leaf Music, HitLab Music Group and Warner Music Canada for their support of this project which began almost 4 years ago with the commission of Sheila Silver's "Resilient Earth Solo Violin Caprices." My utmost gratitude and deep admiration to composers Dinuk Wijeratne, Zosha Di Castri & Sheila Silver for your beautiful music, pianist extraordinare Katherine Dowling and baritone (& hurdy-gurdy) Philippe Sly for your inspired performances, my teachers Phil Setzer & Gene Drucker and tonmeister Martha de Francisco for your guidance and sound engineers Haruka Nagata & John DS Adams, videographer Jean-Paul Desjardins & recording producer Jeremy van Slyke for your impecible work!

A big thank you to Teresa Marshall for the use of "Resilience - Mi'kmaq Worldview", celebrated American painter and sculptor Mary Frank and graphic designer Ryan Thompson for creating the RESILIENCE Album Book printed on Montreal's hand-made St Armand Paper hand bound by Harley Smart of BOOK ART and to Jean-Charles Roussel for your determination in creating the INTUITION Box.

Thank you Barbara Scales, Dorothée Jourdain, Ivan Santiago-Escobar and Jean Vinnet of Latitude 45 Arts, Normand Pigeon & Mariana Valderrama of MySeat Media and executive producers Pierre Gauthier & Michel Zgarka and Ysé Brisson & Julia Kastner of HitLab Music Group for your faith in me and in this album. Lastly, I wish to thank all those who have indirectly helped me in completing this project. You all know how you are and I am deeply grateful to you all for your continued patience. You will be repayed in very short time!And most of all, thank you to my family for all that you have done over these past years in helping me complete this project. I would not be here today, without you.In deep humility and gratitude,EmmanuelRESILIENCE ALBUM RELEASE Oct 22-Nov 1: pre-order Album Book & Box Oct 25-Nov 1: Pre-order Digital Album Nov 1: Digital Album Official ReleaseNov 10: Album Launch - Canadian Music Centre, Toronto.



Béla Bartók - Solo Violin Sonata 

Sheila Silver Resilient Earth Four Caprices

Zosha Di Castri - Patina, Sprung Testament

Dinuk Wijeratne Sonata for Violin and Piano 

Emmanuel Vukovich - violin

Katherine Dowling - piano      Martha de Francisco -  tonmeister

Jean-Paul Desjardins - video      Leaf Music - production      Latitude 45  Arts - release tour

“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 SonataIt also includes selections from 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 is recorded for Emmanuel's debut album 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 The album will be distributed globally through Universal Music Company and in Canada through Warner Classics. A release tour will be launched in July 2022 managed by Latitude 45 Arts.

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.