Arrive at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre at 10:00am for coffee, tea, treats and a chance to chat with the musicians. The 70-minute concert starts at 10:30am in the Marie Fleming Hall featuring Nicolo Eugelmi, Viola. Eugelmi has performed to critical and public acclaim in the world's finest venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Berlin Philharmonie. On February 23rd he is joined on stage by pianist and series host Sarah Hagen for this intimate chamber music experience.
Bridge - Two Pieces for Viola and Piano
Glinka - Sonata in D Minor
Brahms - Sonata in E flat, Op.120, No.2
Benjamin - Mattie Rag (from Two Jamaican Street Songs)
Nicolò Eugelmi is described by The Strad magazine as “a player of rare perception, with a keen ear for timbres and a vivid imagination.” Mr. Eugelmi has performed to critical and public acclaim in the world's finest venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Casals Festival Prades, the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the Berlin Philharmonie. His solo appearances include the Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, under such conductors as Mario Bernardi, Jacques Lacombe, Jean-Claude Casadesus, and Charles Dutoit. Mr. Eugelmi has given numerous national and world premieres, such as John Harbison's Viola Concerto, Gavin Bryars' The North Shore, as well as his own commission from Jacques Hétu, Concerto pour Alto et Orchestre, Op.75.
Mr. Eugelmi has been a member of the Fine Arts Quartet, and has collaborated with renowned chamber musicians such as violinists Martin Beaver and Régis Pasquier, violist Paul Neubauer, cellist Arto Noras, pianist Menahem Pressler, and the Talich Quartet. Mr. Eugelmi’s varied discography, recorded on the Analekta, Skylark, CBC Records, and Naxos labels, has received numerous accolades, including Editor's Choice by Gramophone Magazine, a JUNO nomination, and a Prix Opus. Mr. Eugelmi's recordings and performances have been broadcast all over the world. Mr. Eugelmi has been on faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of British Columbia, and is in demand at institutions in North America and Europe.