Canada’s Competition Montréal Presents Avner Dorman World Premiere


Held between June 12 and 19 at Salle Bourgie, Montreal Museum of Nice Arts, the 2022 Montréal Chamber Music Competition (MCMF) is that includes the world premiere of Avner Dorman’s “Nigunim,” for violin, piano, and string quartet. 

This premiere is an adaptation of the identical work Dorman obtained the Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music for in 2018, together with a money prize of $50,000. “Nigunim” was then written for violin and orchestra as his Violin Concerto No. 2.

The Azrieli Music Prizes honors laureates biannually and options them and their compositions in a Prizes Gala. This 12 months, the 2022 laureates — Iman Habibi, Aharon Harlap, and Rita Ueda — might be showcased on the 2022 Azrieli Music Prizes Gala on October 20, 2022, at 7:30 pm ET.

“When writing ‘Nigunim,’ I used to be most taken with exploring the music of varied Jewish traditions from around the globe…I attempted to embody each the distinctive options and deep commonalities of those traditions in my composition,” Dorman informed The Violin Channel in 2018.

Dorman first wrote the work as a violin sonata for Gil and Orli Shaham, who additionally premiered that version. He started orchestrating the piece in 2014 earlier than revising it for the Azrieli competitors. As defined by Dorman, “the Nigun is a basic musical idea of conventional Jewish music and is meant to function a common language.”

The upcoming world premiere of the sextet association of “Nigunim” will contain violinist Itamar Zorman, pianist Alon Goldstein, and the Barbican Quartet

“I really feel that it’s an unbelievable privilege to be requested to create this work and listen to it premiered by a bunch of unbelievable chamber musicians,” Avner informed us just lately. “This piece that started off as a violin sonata greater than a decade in the past has loved a exceptional variety of performances first as a sonata, then as a concerto and now as a sextet because of the assist of the Azrieli Music Prizes. It’s very particular and heartwarming for me as a composer.”

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Dorman is a doctoral graduate of The Juilliard Faculty and studied composition with John Corigliano and Josef Bardanashvili. Primarily based within the U.S., he at the moment serves as Affiliate Professor of Music Idea and Composition on the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg Faculty