Michael Fine – Double Concerto

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On March 23 Double Concerto by Rotterdam-based American composer Michael Fine will get its Ukrainian premiere. The concerto for two violins and string orchestra will be performed by Kyiv Chamber Orchestra conducted by Bogdan Pushak, with Igor and Vesna Gruppman as soloists…   

The Double Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra, is a 21st century Concerto Grosso contrasting tightly woven, virtuosic music for the two soloists with the string orchestra which responds in kind but occasionally chooses a different direction which the soloists then follow. Although the work is in three movements, its melodies, harmonies, and musical lines flow across the movement boundaries, ending with a miniature cadenza for the two soloists.

The work was premiered in 2017 by violinists Andrew Irvin and Kiril Laskarov with Philip Mann conducting the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Igor Gruppman and Vesna Stefanovic Gruppman recorded the Double Concerto with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and conductor Philip Mann.

More info about the concert

Michael Fine at Donemus

Double Concerto at the Donemus catalogue