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A Soulful Summer Solstice Violin Recital by Tomás Cotik
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A Soulful Summer Solstice Violin Recital by Tomás Cotik

Fri, June 19, 2020 5:00 PM, PDT

Take a virtual Groupmuse musical summer staycation with acclaimed violinist, recording artist, and Portland State University professor, Tomás Cotik. First, travel to 18th century Germany for the well-known Prelude to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1, then a performance of three of Georg Philipp Telemann’s amiable and graceful Fantasies for Solo Violin, believed to have been intended for performance in a domestic setting. Travel to Salzburg, Austria for Mozart’s bright and lyrical 3rd violin concerto, composed in the late summer of 1775, when he was 19. For this concerto, the solo violinist will be performing live, with a pre-recorded orchestra accompaniment (maybe a first for Groupmuse?). Then it’s off to Argentina for two tango etudes by 20th Century Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. Francisco Tárrega’s “Recuerdos de la Alhambra,” evocative of sunny Spain, concludes the performance.

Program

Bach: Prelude of the Suite No. 1 in G major BWV 1007

Telemann: Fantasie for violin No. 5 in A major, TWV 40:14-25. Allegro - Presto - Allegro - Presto - Andante – Allegro

Telemann: Fantasie for violin No. 7 in E flat major, TWV 40:14-25. Dolce - Allegro - Largo - Presto

Telemann: Fantasie for violin No. 8 in E major, TWV 40:14-25. Piacevolmente - Spirituoso – Allegro

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216. Allegro - Adagio - Rondeau: Allegro

Piazzolla: Tango-Étude N. 4 for Solo Violin

Piazzolla: Tango-Étude N. 3 for Solo Violin

Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra

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Tomas Cotik, 4 months ago

Hope you are doing well! Please find below the info about my three upcoming livestream concerts. I hope you can join!

Have a nice week,


Tomas

Saturday, August 15, 5:00 PM PDT
Violin Fantasies

The program includes Georg Philipp Telemann Fantasies for Solo Violin.
Tickets: https://www.groupmuse.com/events/10876-violin-fantasies

Saturday, September 5, 5:00 PM PDT
Violinist Tomas Cotik performs Bach, Telemann and Piazzolla

The program includes solo violin works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann and Astor Piazzolla.
Tickets: https://www.groupmuse.com/events/10877-violinist-tomas-cotik-performs-bach-telemann-and-piazzolla

Saturday, November 7, 5:00 PM PST
Violin and Orchestra! Tomas Cotik performs Mozart and Vivaldi with orchestra accompaniment

The program includes Mozart's Violin Concerto N. 3 and and the 'Spring' from Vivaldi's Four Seasons for violin and orchestra.
Tickets: https://www.groupmuse.com/events/10878-violin-and-orchestra-tomas-cotik-performs-mozart-and-vivaldi-with-orchestra-accompaniment

Hailed by Michael Tilson Thomas as "an excellent violinist," Tomas Cotik was a first-prize winner at the National Broadcast Music Competition in his native Argentina in 1997, and the winner of the Government of Canada Award for 2003-2005. An avid recording artist, Dr. Cotik has recorded fifteen CDs for Naxos and Centaur Records that include complete opuses by Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Piazzolla. These releases have received the highest acclaim from some of the best-known publications. Fanfare Magazine praised him, writing: "Cotik never indulges in violinistic brilliance at the expense of music, but he sounds consistently brilliant nevertheless…for those open to so thoughtful a violinist as Cotik, these readings should stand beside Pinchas Zukerman's readings on the shelf. Strongly recommended…” and “Cotik makes Kreisler seem almost smarmy...Isabelle Faust almost mannered...and Julia Fischer...as though she's filed down the detail.” The Gramophone Magazine writes, "[the] joyful virtuosity and stylish musicianship that Tomas Cotik brought to [the] superb cycle of Schubert’s violin-and-piano works…happily permeate [his] cycle of Mozart’s sonatas. There are so many delightful details to savour that one hardly knows where to begin...a most rewarding Mozart cycle." MusicWeb International nominated his Schubert release as a "Recording Of The Year,” stating “my first chamber choice for the year...I’ve had a listen to a few alternatives…including Isaac Stern and Daniel Barenboim on Sony Classics and Lydia Mordkovitch and Gerhard Oppitz on Chandos, but this duo on Centaur pretty much ticks all the boxes.” Cotik’s latest Piazzolla CD on Naxos was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards and his new recording of Mozart’s complete sonatas has two million streams on Spotify. Mr. Cotik was a rotating concertmaster with the New World Symphony and has performed hundreds of recitals and chamber music concerts across the globe as a member of the acclaimed Amernet, Delray, and Harrington string quartets. He has worked closely with artists such as Joseph Kalichstein, Franklin Cohen and members of the Cleveland, Miami, Pro Arte, Vogler, Vermeer, Tokyo and Endellion string quartets. Mr. Cotik has performed hundreds of chamber music concerts internationally, giving recitals in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Japan and throughout the U.S. He participated in more than 20 international music festivals and created collaborative projects with artists from various fields. In recent seasons, he appeared at New York’s Merkin Hall, at the Music Mountain Festival in Connecticut, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, as well as in concerts in Detroit, Las Vegas, Omaha, Naples, Tampa, Miami, and tours in California, Mexico, Taiwan, and Israel. These concerts received enthusiastic reviews in the Strad and the Washington Post, among many other publications. Committed to passing on his passion for music, Dr. Tomas Cotik was appointed Assistant Professor of Violin at Portland State University in 2016, where he recently received the inaugural Dean’s Council Award For Research, Scholarship & Creativity for his significant contributions to research, scholarship and creative activity at the international level. He previously taught at West Texas A&M University, Florida International University, and at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. In the work with his students, Tomas emphasizes a natural approach to the instrument, providing tools to avoid unnecessary physical tensions. His numerous articles on this philosophy, string pedagogy and on the interpretation of Bach’s music were published by The Strad, the American String Teacher Association Journal, American Music Teacher Magazine, and the National Association for Music Education Magazine. www.tomascotik.com


Attendees

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Jilly Schwab Emcee
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Neil
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Dawn J. Nilson
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Debbie
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John G. Owen
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Barbara Dudley
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Hazel Carlucci
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Sylvia V
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Daniel Williams
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Philip Friedel
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Bri Maxwell
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Katherine Sturrock
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Aviva Zigman
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Marcia Myers
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James Hunter
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Jenny Seedsman
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Jamie Williams
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Scott Garlinger
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Sherri Hermanski
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Helene Kaplan
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Pamela Moro
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Kate Ludwig
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Barre stoll
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Bill Opray
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Branco Gaica
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James Myers