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CURRENT PROJECTS
 
violin concerto commissioned by Marc Djokic & Thirteen Strings (Ottawa), Sinfonia Toronto & Orchestre classique de Montréal with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council
 
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  CD RELEASES

  Global tapestry - Ananta duo
 
Sonata "Muskoka" for clarinet & piano (Lake movement). Ananta Duo: "Global Tapestry" (2018). Purchase. Spotify.


  Windermere String Quartet: Inner Landscapes
 
Traces of a Silent Landscape. Windermere String Quartet: "Inner Landscapes" (2016). Purchase. iTunes. Spotify. Naxos Music Library.


 
 
Lullaby. Edmonton Symphony Orchestra: "A Concert for New York" (2013). 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards nominee for Classical Recording of the Year. Purchase.

"...gentle textures and flowing themes occasionally yield surprising harmonic turns and briskly changing meters."
—Allan Kozinn, New York Times, on Lullaby

"...a work of quiet rapture and refined sensibility...elegant concision..."
—Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide, on Lullaby

"...the most impressive music I have heard from Rival..."
—Mark Morris, Edmonton Journal, on L'Aube
   
WHAT'S NEW
APR 2021—I'm pleased to present a video recording of the first movement of my Cello Sonata featuring cellist Denise Djokic and pianist David Jalbert, who recorded it separately during lockdowns in Ottawa, Canada and Illinois, U.S.A. Made possible by a Digital Originals grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Marc Djokic APR 2021—I've received grants from both the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council to compose a violin concerto for Marc Djokic and three string orchestras: Thirteen Strings (Ottawa), Sinfonia Toronto and Orchestre classique de Montréal. Premieres planned for the 2022-23 season.
jellyfish MAR 2021—I've completed Nature Rhythms I for piano trio, a work inspired by the empirical study of semi-periodic rhythms occurring in nature: jellyfish, swaying branches, drifting clouds, falling raindrops. Commissioned by the Gryphon Trio for Ottawa Chamberfest with the support of the Ontario Arts Council.
   
PERFORMANCES / EVENTS
Date Location Work Details
2022
Apr 1 Toronto, ON Violin Concerto
(world premiere)
Marc Djokic, solist. Sinfonia Toronto. Nurhan Arman, Music Director. Jane Mallett Theatre (& livestream). Commissioned with support of the Canada Council & the Ontario Arts Council.
Jun 3 Vancouver, BC The Midnight Sea
(world premiere)
Commissioned by Chor Leoni Men's Choir. C/4 Canadian Choral Composition Competition finalist. Erick Lichte, Artistic Director.
PREMIERES POSTPONED (COVID-19)
? Ottawa, ON Nature Rhythms I
(world premiere)
Commissioned by the Gryphon Trio for Ottawa Chamberfest with the support of the Ontario Arts Council.
? Edmonton, AB Sunshine Variations
(world premiere)
Edmonton Recital Society commission in memory of Tanya Prochazka. Kathleen de Caen (vc) & Janet Scott Hoyt (pno). Muttart Hall, MacEwan Conservatory of Music.
? Harrington, QC The Grass Is Full of Stars (world premiere) For children's choir & chamber ensemble. Commissioned by violinist Marc Djokic for CAMMAC with the support of the Canada Council.