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Kevin Volans

Publisher: Chester Music

Cello Concerto (1997)
commissioned by the Bayerische Rundfunk/musica viva with financial support from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society
Work Notes
Revised 2006 Dedicated to Marie Donnelly
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
1997
Duration
22 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
cello


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Kevin Volans Cello Concerto (1997)
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Performances
Date
Title
  • 23 APR 2007
    Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Ulster Orchestra
    Gregory Rose, conductor
  • 31 JAN 2006
    National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland
    RTE Symphony Orchestra
    Gavriel Lipkind, cello; Bobby Houlihan, conductor

Reviews
It's a measure of Volans' success that his Cello Concerto originally composed in 1997 has been so enthusiastically taken up by a soloist of the calibre of Gavriel Lipkind. This was the first performance of a revised version which, at Lipkind's request, is even more relentless and uncompromising. Lipkind played it from memory, and with the unbridled panache of a rock artist.
Andrew Johnstone, The Irish Times,2/2/2006
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