Violinist Yevgeny Kutik invited eight composers to write on the theme of family. “Litania” , by Andreia Pinto Correia, was commissioned for Yevgeny Kutik by Washington Performing Arts.
The New York Times selected the JACK and the New York Premiere of String Quartet No. 1 in its Fall Preview as well as a Classical Music Concert to See in NYC (David Allen)
"Pinto Correia’s Quartet No. 1, “Unvanquished Space,” set the tone for the evening—four movements of controlled fury, notated and formed with superb craft."
"...music that dazzled the mind and punched its way into the heart."
The NYC Premiere of String Quartet No. 1 by the JACK Quartet Concert at the 92Y is featured as a season must-see concert.
Yevgeny Kutik (violin) and Nathan Ben-Yehuda (piano) will be performing Litania in a concert-BBC live radio broadcast from the Berkshires at the Audubon Society (TMC).
"A world premiere, a world-class soloist and one of the wildest symphonies the world has ever known blew the roof off the Ohio Theatre Friday night when Rossen Milanov led the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and violin soloist Jennifer Koh in works by Andreia Pinto-Correia, Sibelius and Berlioz."
"...Pinto Correia’s Ciprés, inspired by poetry of Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, was a radiant wash of color."
– Jennifer Hambrick, The Columbus Dispatch
"Ciprés" to be premiered on April 6-7 at the Ohio Theater, was commissioned by the League of American Orchestras and the Columbus Symphony with the generous support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation
Chamber Music Tulsa presents "Night Migrations", a work commissioned by Chamber Music America for the Horszowski Trio (March 9-11, 2018). The new work is inspired by the writings of Louise Glück (New York, 1943), and in particular by the poem “The Night Migrations” from the poet’s Averno series.
String Quartet N. 1, commissioned by the Gulbenkian Foundation for the JACK Quartet, will be premiered at the Gulbenkian Foundation Grand Auditorium, in Lisbon, Portugal, on January 27th, 2018.
"A striking feature of the writing is that the piano is always held in check to allow even the most delicate string sounds to be clearly heard. This might be the first ever-piano trio that accomplishes a balance of piano and strings where each part can be appreciated."