WORLD SONATA PROJECT

The World Sonata Project is a large scale co-commission that is bringing new music to every corner of the world in 2017, with 50 violinists from around the world premiering (in their home country or region) a new solo sonata for violin by Stephanie Ann Boyd. This is Part II of a two year project dedicated to the life and work of John Kendall, the man who brought the Suzuki method to the US in the 1960s and was (long, long ago) Stephanie's violin teacher. The first year of this project saw a sonata for violin and piano co-commissioned and is being premiered by one violinist from each of the 50 United States in 2016 as part of the 50 State Sonata Project. Violinists involved included the former concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony, current Curtis, Oberlin, Juilliard, Yale, and Rice students, Sphinx Virtuosi members, concertmasters of several state orchestras, and professors at several universities, including Brown. 


WORLD SONATA PROJECT INFORMATION

The Music: A 12-14 minute, multi-movement piece for solo violin, delivered to all commissioners by 5.15.17.

The Process: Each commissioner receives two one-on-one skype sessions with the composer to discuss and workshop the piece.

The Money: $50 registration fee from each commissioner (about the cost of buying new sheet music), with all other commission funding being sought via grants.

The Concerts: Each violinist will give their premiere of the piece in their home country/region in 2017. This may be on a recital already on your docket, a house concert, a performance on a chamber music series... big or small, expansive or intimate, it's your choice how you give your premiere.

The Violinists: Several US violinists will be involved, with all other violinists being the sole representative of their country/region.

3-Part Press Package:
1. 
Photo + Bio included in personal pages on this website.
2. One press release sent to news sources in every country/region announcing the project.
3. One press release sent to news sources in a commissioner's country/region the month before their premiere.


WHAT DOES STEPHANIE'S OTHER VIOLIN MUSIC SOUND LIKE?


Her violin concerto, performed by Eunae Koh:

 

Her violin + piano sonata, written for the 50 State Sonata Project, performed by Darel Stark and Sachi P. Hirokouji:

Performed by Alyssa Wang:

Her string trio, the violin part performed by Linnaea Brophy:

Her violin + piano serenade, performed by David Lakirovich and Svetlana Krasnova 


MEET THE COMMISSIONERS HERE