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EMA NIKOLOVSKA

The VRS has joined forces with Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) to present a new series of four online concerts, highlighting some of the extraordinary young artists they’ve represented and nurtured.

These performances are possible because of the generous support of friends like you. Artists and organizations all around the world have been hard hit by the impacts of COVID-19, and online presentations like these provide vital opportunities for musicians to continue to make a living, share their craft, and delight audiences. The VRS takes great pride in presenting outstanding emerging artists, and we rely on the support of our wonderful patrons to help to keep the music playing, both online and in the concert hall.  If you’d like to support the VRS by making a tax-deductible donation, you can do so by clicking the button below, or you can mail your gift to our office (201 – 513 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 2V1). Donations over $10 are eligible for a charitable receipt. Thank you; your faith in us means the world!

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Program notes for this performance are available here.

 

Born in Macedonia, Ema Nikolovska grew up in Toronto where she studied voice with Helga Tucker and violin at The Glenn Gould School. She received her Masters at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and completed the Opera Course in 2020. In 2019 Ema was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist and was a prize-winner at the YCAT International Auditions held at Wigmore Hall. She also won 1st Prize at the International Vocal Competition in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Ferrier Loveday Song Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. On the concert platform, she takes the role of Tangia in Gluck’s Le Cinesi with Les Musiciens du Louvre, and gives recitals at the Pierre Boulez Saal, Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger-Frühling Festival, Salzburg Mozartwoche, Schubertíada Barcelona and Berlin Konzerthaus. She collaborates with Malcolm Martineau, Wolfram Rieger, Sir Andràs Schiff and Barry Shiffman, among many others.

Sought after as a song accompanist and chamber musician, Jonathan Ware has appeared at major venues across Europe including the Théâtre des Champs-Elysée, Berlin Staatsoper, Bordeaux Opera and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. He has performed at Wigmore Hall with Elsa Dreisig, Robin Tritschler and Timothy Ridout (viola), and in the United States, where he gave recitals at Carnegie Hall with Golda Schulz, the Kennedy Center with Brenda Rae, and the University of California with Luca Pisaroni. Other highlights included the release of recordings with Elsa Dreisig for Warner, Ludwig Mittelhammer for Berlin Classics and Bayerisches Rundfunk, and Sharon Carty for Genuin. Texas born, Jonathan now resides in Berlin where he teaches at the Hochschule ‘Hanns Eisler’ and Barenboim-Said Academy. He regularly attends the Verbier Festival Academy and Samling Institute as mentor. In 2014 he was a prize winner at the YCAT International Auditions.

Johannes Brahms
Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op. 105, No. 1
Lerchengesang, Op. 70, No. 2
Der Gang zum Liebchen, Op. 48, No. 1

Ständchen, Op. 106, No. 1

Amy Beach
Ich sagte nicht
Three Browning Songs, Op. 44
The Year’s at the Spring
Ah Love but a Day!

I Send my Heart up to Thee

Claude Debussy 
Trois chansons de Bilitis 
La flûte de Pan
La Chevelure

Le Tombeau des naïades

Hugo Wolf
Nachtzauber
Nimmersatte Liebe

Auf einer Wanderung

Maurice Ravel 
Histoires Naturelles 
Le Paon
Le Grillon
Le Cygne
Le Martin-Pêcheur

La Pintade

 

Generously supported by:

The Estate of Edwina and Paul Heller

 

 

 

 

 

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TABEA DEBUS

The VRS has joined forces with Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) to present a new series of four online concerts, highlighting some of the extraordinary young artists they’ve represented and nurtured.

These performances are possible because of the generous support of friends like you. Artists and organizations all around the world have been hard hit by the impacts of COVID-19, and online presentations like these provide vital opportunities for musicians to continue to make a living, share their craft, and delight audiences. The VRS takes great pride in presenting outstanding emerging artists, and we rely on the support of our wonderful patrons to help to keep the music playing, both online and in the concert hall.  If you’d like to support the VRS by making a tax-deductible donation, you can do so by clicking the button below, or you can mail your gift to our office (201 – 513 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 2V1). Donations over $10 are eligible for a charitable receipt. Thank you; your faith in us means the world!

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Described by The Times as a ‘charismatic virtuoso’, Tabea Debus is much sought after as soloist, collaborator, teacher and communicator. Current projects include the development of an animated story-game for children, funded by a 2020 CAG / Richard S. Weinert Innovation Award; and a series of music and puppetry videos for primary school children. Over the last year Tabea has won the Soloists Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany, a Concert Artists Guild prize in New York, and 1st Prize in the Society of Recorder Players/Moeck Competition.

Toby Carr is known as an engaging and responsive artist, performing with some of the finest musicians in the business. Having studied at Trinity Laban and the Guildhall School he is now active as a soloist, continuo player and chamber musician working in the field of historically informed performance, bringing old music to new audiences in exciting and innovative ways. This has included working with many of the foremost period instrument groups around, including Dunedin Consort, Academy of Ancient Music, The English Concert, La Nuova Musica, and Irish Baroque Orchestra.

 

Ohrwurm 

“I was [un]able to think of any thing, but remained all night transported.” – Samuel Pepys

Music has a tendency to continue playing inside our minds, whether we want it to or not. From Pepys we gather that musical earworms are a longstanding phenomenon: Ohrwurm explores how tunes and dances wormed their way into many aspects of music-making in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe.  

Anonymous (14th century)
Lamento di Tristano & La Rotta 

Alessandro Piccinini (1566-1638)
Ciaccona for solo theorbo 
Ciaconna Medley
After various Italian composers including Antonio Bertali (1605-1669), Tarquinio Merula (1595-1665) and Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Anonymous (16th century)
La Monica or Une jeune fillette 

Pierre-Francisque Carroubel (1556-1611/15)
Spagnolette from: Terpsichore, Musarum Aoniarum (Michael Praetorius, 1612) 

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Fantasia per il Flauto senza Basso No. 3, TWV 40:4
Largo/Vivace/Largo/Vivace – Allegro  

Johann Schop (1590-1667)
Pavane Lachrimae  

John Dowland (1563-1626)
Sir John Smith, His Almain
Captain Digorie Piper, His Galliard
The Earle of Essex Galiard, or Can she excuse my wrongs 

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)                                                                                                                    
French Suite No. 2, BWV 813 (arr. Tabea Debus)
Allemande – Courante – Menuet 1 and 2  

Francisco Corbetta (1615-1681)
Chaconne for solo guitar 

Diego Ortiz (c. 1510-1576)
Recercada Quarta & Recercada Segunda sobre tenores Italianos 
From: Trattado de Glosas (1553) 

 

Other concerts in this series:
Benjamin Baker, violin and Timothy Ridout, viola
Ariel Lanyi, piano
Ema Nikolovska, mezzo-soprano and Jonathan Ware, piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

Generously supported by:

The Estate of Edwina and Paul Heller

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Support:

 

 

 

 

 

BENJAMIN BAKER

The VRS has joined forces with Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) to present a new series of four online concerts, highlighting some of the extraordinary young artists they’ve represented and nurtured.

These performances are possible because of the generous support of friends like you. Artists and organizations all around the world have been hard hit by the impacts of COVID-19, and online presentations like these provide vital opportunities for musicians to continue to make a living, share their craft, and delight audiences. The VRS takes great pride in presenting outstanding emerging artists, and we rely on the support of our wonderful patrons to help to keep the music playing, both online and in the concert hall.  If you’d like to support the VRS by making a tax-deductible donation, you can do so by clicking the button below, or you can mail your gift to our office (201 – 513 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 2V1). Donations over $10 are eligible for a charitable receipt. Thank you; your faith in us means the world!

DONATE

 

 

Since winning 1st Prize at the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, Benjamin Baker has established a strong international presence. Described by the New York Times as bringing ‘virtuosity, refinement and youthful exuberance’ to his debut at Merkin Concert Hall, he is much sought after as soloist and chamber musician.

Selected as a BBC New Generation Artist in 2019, Timothy Ridout is one of the most sought after violists of his generation. With recent awards including the inaugural Sir Jeffrey Tate Prize in Hamburg and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Timothy has confirmed his position at the forefront of young European soloists. He has been a BBC New Generation Artist since 2019 and will join the Bowers Program of the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center in 2021.

 

MOZART: Duo for violin and viola in G, K.423
SIBELIUS: Duo for violin and viola in C, JS 66
MARTINU: Three Madrigals for violin and viola, Op. H.313 (1947) 
HALVORSEN: Sarabande con variazione (on a theme of Handel) 

 

Other concerts in this series:
Ariel Lanyi, piano
Tabea Debus, recorder and Toby Carr, lute
Ema Nikolovska, mezzo-soprano and Jonathan Ware, piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

Generously supported by:

The Estate of Edwina and Paul Heller

 

 

 

 

Additional Support:

 

 

 

 

 

ARIEL LANYI

The VRS has joined forces with Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) to present a new series of four online concerts, highlighting some of the extraordinary young artists they’ve represented and nurtured.

These performances are possible because of the generous support of friends like you. Artists and organizations all around the world have been hard hit by the impacts of COVID-19, and online presentations like these provide vital opportunities for musicians to continue to make a living, share their craft, and delight audiences. The VRS takes great pride in presenting outstanding emerging artists, and we rely on the support of our wonderful patrons to help to keep the music playing, both online and in the concert hall.  If you’d like to support the VRS by making a tax-deductible donation, you can do so by clicking the button below, or you can mail your gift to our office (201 – 513 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 2V1). Donations over $10 are eligible for a charitable receipt. Thank you; your faith in us means the world!

DONATE

 


Ariel Lanyi
currently studies as a full scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Hamish Milne and Ian Fountain. He has given numerous recitals in cities such as London, Paris, Rome, Prague, Brussels, and regularly in concerts broadcast live on Israeli radio and television. He has appeared as a soloist with a variety of orchestras in the U.K. and Israel, including the Israel Symphony Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and has participated in festivals such as the Israel Festival, Ausseer Festsommer, Bosa Antica Festival, Miami Piano Festival, the Ravello Festival, and the Young Prague Festival. As a chamber musician, he has appeared with members of the Prague Philharmonia, the Czech Philharmonic, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and the Israel Philharmonic, among others.

 

Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI:48
Schubert: Moments Musicaux, D. 780, Nos. 1-2 
Scriabin: Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp minor, Op. 23 
Szymanowski: Variations in B-flat minor, Op. 3

 

Other concerts in this series:
Benjamin Baker, violin and Timothy Ridout, viola
Tabea Debus, recorder and Toby Carr, lute
Ema Nikolovska, mezzo-soprano and Jonathan Ware, piano

 

 

 

 

 

Generously supported by:

The Estate of Edwina and Paul Heller

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Support:

 

 

 

 

 

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