After weeks of preparation Saturday was THE night: the world premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s GENESIS at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg with the wonderful Staatsorchester Hamburg, conducted by Maestro Kent Nagano.
This music has never been played before, never been absorbed by an audience, never been performed by an orchestra in all its glory.
To breathe life into every note for the first time has been one of the biggest joys for me as a musician.
I’m deeply honored and full of gratitude for
Toshio Hosokawa, who has dedicated his new violin concerto GENESIS to me.
To bring his work to life is incredibly joyous and super exciting for all of us, even though there was no audience at the premiere due to Covid restrictions. However, with full hearts we played for each other - and the cameras, to still bring this to you.