Violin Futura (2016)
The Violin Futura Project was developed by violinist and composer Piotr Szewczyk in 2005. The project is a compilation of commissioned miniatures for solo violin that feature over thirty international modern composers and how they are re-defining the solo violin. The purpose of the Violin Futura Project is to sample the creative environment of our times by showcasing the wide variety of styles present in the 21st century, and to create a body of new solo violin repertoire. (Szewczyk) The composers on this album represent numerous countries and cultures including the United States, UK, Poland, Mexico, China, Hong-Kong, Japan, Canada, and Germany. Although the works stand alone as miniatures, when performed together paint a landscape of music in the 21st century. Szewczyk has been a member of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra since 2007, and has won numerous awards including the Interlochen Concerto Competition, CCM Chamber Music Competition, and Young Artist String Competition, among others.
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