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Emanuel Salvador, violin-Portuguese Residence (waiting list)

Date(s) - 03/14/2014
7:30 pm

2125 Kalorama Road, NW



FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 AT 7:30 PM


Born in 1981, Emanuel Salvador has already performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many important venues including St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral (London), Philharmonic Hall (Uralsk – Kazakhstan), Gulbenkian Auditório 2, Rivoli Theatre and Centro Cultural de Belém (Portugal), Codarts’ Muziksaal (Rotterdam), Teatro Universitario UANL and Teatro Ocampo (Mexico), Adana Symphony Hall (Turkey), Cracow Philharmonic Hall and Lutoslawski Concert Studio (Poland), Príncipe Filipe Hall and Centro de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (Spain), Sto. António Church (Rome), Palatin Kulturzentrum and Fruchthalle (Germany) and Manoel Theatre (Malta). He has been awarded several prizes such as: first prize at Isolde Menges (RCM) and Beckenham Festival competitions; Barbirolli Memorial and Wolfson Foundation Award; second prize at Jovens Músicos competition; Honours Mention at Júlio Cardona International Competition – Portugal; Gulbenkian Foundation Scholarship (2000-2003); Instituto Camões Grants (2008-2009).

In 1999 Emanuel graduated from Artave (a specialist music school) as the best student of the year. During this time he studied with Costa Santos, Sergei Aroutiounian and Yakow Marr. He then moved to London, where he got a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (studying with Professor John Glickman) and a Master’s Degree in Advanced Performance at the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Dr. Felix Andrievsky. Other professors with whom Emanuel studied include Ulf Hoelscher, Alberto Lysy, Vadim Brodsky, David Takeno, Gerardo Ribeiro and Ilya Grubert.

As a concerto soloist Emanuel has played with Artave, do Norte, Clássica da Madeira; Çukurova State Symphony, Voronezh Symphony; Sinfonica da Bahia, Sinfonica UANL (Monterrey), Mexican Radio Chamber Orchestra, Camara de Morelos; Bialystok, Lublin, Sudecka, Opole, Kalisz and Polish Youth Philharmonics; Rotterdam Ensemble, Orchestra da Camara Fiorentina, Nonesuch, Vitalis, Skolia, Morley College, Newbury Symphony and Nuova Amadeus orchestras, under Ferreira Lobo, Natalia Ponomarchuk, Igor Verbitsky, Adam Klocek, Roberto Beltran, Philippe Bender, Boguslaw Dawidow, Carlos Prazeres, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach, Federico Garcia Vigil, Byron Fidetzis, Bartosz Zurakowski. His festival appearances include Gaia International, Encontros da Primavera, Gaia and O violino por… (Portugal), Huberman Festival (Poland), Proms in St. Judes and Ampthill (U.K.), International String Orchestra Festival (Malta), Eternal Spring Chamber Music Festival (Mexico) and Guimaraes European Capital of Culture 2012. Some of his performances have been recorded for the Portuguese Radio, Polish Radio and Khabar TV (Kazakhstan).

The Violin Concerto by Joaquim dos Santos, was written for, and premiered by Emanuel in Italy and Portugal. The recording of the premiere was released in 2005. Karl Fiorini´s Violin Concerto, also written for Emanuel, was premiered in Rotterdam, Portugal, Malta and recorded in Poland.

Emanuel is an active chamber musician and has studied in masterclasses with Bernard Greenhouse (Beaux Arts), Florestan and Peabody trios and the Borodin, Takacs and Vellinger Quartets. He was a founder member of the Vianna da Motta Piano Trio, with whom he performed extensively in the U.K. and Portugal and recorded a CD for Centro Atlântico label. In 2003, he formed a violin and harp Duo with Ieuan Jones, playing regularly in the U.K.

Since September 2005 Emanuel is the leader of Orquestra do Norte in Portugal. In June 2006 he played second solo violin in Gulbenkian Foundation’s project Uma Pequena Flauta Mágica (Lisbon) and in 2009 guest lead the Seoul Classical Players (South Korea).

He plays on a tonal copy of a Guarnerius del Gesu, by Martin Schleske (Munich, 2004), which he acquired with the help of a Loan Fund for Musical Instruments’ grant.

The elegant setting of the Portuguese residence has always been for us a very special place and we will have some very exciting Portuguese talent. You will enjoy the atmosphere and the wonderful cuisine. $150/Portuguese buffet.