Concerts

BACK TO BACH AND THE RED VIOLIN
Emma Meinrenken

BACK TO BACH AND THE RED VIOLIN

June 20th at 7:00 P.M.

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Music Niagara favourite, Emma Meinrenken, a Performance Academy alumni and student at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, will share a special performance to start Music Niagara’s 2021 Season. Emma will perform “Back to Bach and the Red Violin” on a rare 1689 Baumgartner Stradivarius on loan from the Canada Council.

The concert begins with Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 3 for Solo Violin, followed by the Red Violin Caprices for Solo Violin. These Caprices, were composed in conjunction with the Academy Award winning Best Original score for François Girard’s film The Red Violin.

To conclude the concert, the Canadian Chamber Academy, Atis Bankas, Conductor, will join Emma for a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major.  The Brandenburg Concertos are considered to be some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era.

Canadian Chamber Academy:

Atis Bankas, conductor
Emma Meinrenken, violin I
Tanya Charles, violin II
Veronika Manchur, violin III
Caitlin Boyle, viola I
Emad Zolfaghari, viola II
Alex Toskov, viola III
Mathew Christakos, cello I
Samuel Bisson, cello II
John Helmers, cello III
Michael Chiarello, bass
Borys Medicky, harpsichord

Program:

J.S. BACH    SONATA NO.3 FOR SOLO VIOLIN IN C MAJOR BWV 1005
Adagio
Fuga
Largo
Allegro Assai 

JOHN CORIGLIANO    THE RED VIOLIN CAPRICES

J.S. BACH   BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO.3  BWV 1048 IN G MAJOR
Allegro
Adagio
Allegro 

About Emma Meinrenken:

Music Niagara favourite, Emma Meinrenken, a Performance Academy alumni and student at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, has shared a special performance. Emma performs on a rare 1689 Baumgartner Stradivarius on loan from the Canada Council. 

Emma Meinrenken is a Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Annual Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studies with Ida Kavafian. Her teachers include Atis Bankas and Victor Danchenko.

Emma has won top awards at numerous competitions, including first place at the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, the Jury Prize at the Jascha Heifetz International Violin Competition, the silver medal at the Stulberg International String Competition, and grand prizes at both the 2012 Canadian Music Competition and the 2013 FCMS National Competition. She was also a semi-finalist at the last Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition. In 2016, she was a student at the Verbier Festival Academy.

Emma debuted with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10, and has since performed with many other orchestras, including the Utah Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal.