Cellist Paul Marleyn and pianist Sara Laimon gave the world premiere of the newly commissioned work Song Fragments as a part of the Agassiz Chamber Players 2001/2002 season. The performances took place on January 7, 2002, at 12:30 p.m. in Eva Clare Hall at the University of Manitoba, and on January 8 at 8:00 p.m. in the University of Winnipeg’s Eckhardt Gramatté Hall.
On October 8 the Mexico City Woodwind Quintet’s will present the world premiere of the newly commissioned work El Viento Helado as part of the prestigious Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico.
On October 8, 2005, three of the composer’s Preludes for piano were given their world premiere by Peter Vinograde The concert took place at Eckhardt-Gramatté hall in the University of Winnipeg.
On October 9, 2005, Oleg and Mikhail Pokhanovski gave the world premiere of Book I of theDuos for Violin and Viola. The concert took place at the Broadway Disciples United Church in Winnipeg. Also on that concert were three Preludes for piano, performed by Peter Vinograde.
On May 20, 2005, the composer conducted soloist Paul Marleyn and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in the world premiere of movements 2 and 3 the Concerto for Cello and Orchestra.
On May 6 and 7, 2005, GroundSwell presented the world premiere of Prince Kaspar, a chamber opera with libretto by Per Brask. Mireille Lebel sang the title role, with Michelle Mourre conducting; the director was Mariam Bernstein.
The world premiere of Hommage à György Kurtág was given on June 23, 2002, at EckhardtGramatté Hall in Winnipeg. The work was commissioned by and performed as part of the 2002 the Agassiz Music Festival.
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Hall, presented the world premiere of the composer’s Symphony No. 2 on February 7, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., at the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg. This performance was part of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s 2002 Centara Corporation New Music Festival. Read the review.