Prepare to be captivated with the Chilliwack Cultural Centre's Classical Music Series! Sarah returns as the host of this series of morning concerts, presenting classical compositions and fantastic musical guests in a series of duets over the course of the year. With complimentary freshly brewed coffee, tea, and sumptuous baked treats, there could be no better way to begin your weekend than with these spectacular concerts. This installment will feature Sarah in duet with violist Nicolò Eugelmi, a musician described as ‘perfect of style, intonation and sonority” by La Presse Montreal. Teasing striking, soul-soothing lines from his instrument to audiences across the world, Nicolò has built a reputation as globally acclaimed violist, and his incredible musical prowess will invigorate this concert with inspirational energy and dynamism.
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.