Ensemble Opera Diversa will premiere Dandelion with Milan Paľa

11 April 2023, 1:00
Ensemble Opera Diversa will premiere Dandelion with Milan Paľa

The Ensemble Opera Diversa is preparing another concert for solo violin. The soloist of the evening will be Slovak violin virtuoso Milan Paľa, who will perform the premiere of Dandelion by Canadian-American composer Linda Catlin Smith.

Ensemble Opera Diversa has been collaborating with Milan Paľa for a long time. Now together they will present a programme with the premiere of a composition by the Canadian-American composer Linda Catlin Smith, who wrote the work on the initiative of the evening’s performer. The concert is announced for 17 April 2023 at 7 pm in the Governor's Palace (Místodržitelský palác) in Brno (Hall 6).

The violinist’s collaboration with the ensemble has resulted in over ten joint concert projects and sound recordings. This collaboration began in 2015 with the performance of Concerto funebre for violin and strings by German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann. Since then, this synergy has regularly produced at least one Brno concert a year, where the joint interpretation has included world or Czech premieres of works by Adrián Demoč, František Gregor Emmert, Heinz Karl Gruber, Evgeni Irshai, Marián Lejava, Pascal Manolios, Alexander Moyzes, and Miloš Štědroň. Outside of Brno, Diversa and Paľa have performed at the Forfest and St. Wenceslas Music Festivals. Together, they have produced recordings of works by the aforementioned composers as well as Robert Schumann and Ludwig van Beethoven for Pavlík Records. This rich collaboration was expanded by last year’s chamber diptych of world premieres for solo violin by Adrián Demoč and Jana Kmiťová, as well as the violinist’s Christmas recital with his artistic and life partner, pianist Katarína Palová.


Linda Catlin Smith: Dandelion for solo violin (2022) PREMIERE


Milan Paľa – violin

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