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. These premieres and performances will happen in traditional concert venues but will also deeply impact audiences on an ambassadorship level with performances at national landmarks like the Great Wall of China, embassies, at a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, and others. 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.
M E E T T H E C O M M I S S I O N E R S
France | Yoana Ducros
Portugal | Tomás Costa