Ascending to Light

Igor Kalnin (violin)

Catalog #: TROY1954
Release Date: December 15, 2023
Format: Digital

Violinist Igor Kalnin references Emily Dickinson's poem, Hope is the thing with feathers, as capturing the spirit he wanted to express with this recording. He hopes that this collection of solo violin music will connect with other people in the same uplifting was as Dickinson's poem. There is a wide variety of musical, stylistic, and technical variety in the compositions as it features works by composers from various backgrounds and cultures. Kalnin has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra leader. A native of Russia he was on the faculty at the Glinka State Conservatory and performed with the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. After coming to the US in 2004 he taught at Yale and Luther College. He is now Artist-Teacher of Violin at Illinois State University. He is a laureate of several international and national violin and chamber music competitions in the U.S., Europe, and Russia.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Hope, Sonata-Fantasia for Solo Violin Polina Nazaykinskaya Igor Kalnin (violin)
Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson Igor Kalnin (violin)
Et in terra pax for Solo Violin, Op. 97 Salvador Brotons Igor Kalnin (violin)
Union Protest for Solo Violin Brooke Joyce Igor Kalnin (violin)
Rhapsody No. 2 for Solo Violin Jessie Montgomery Igor Kalnin (violin)
The Surprising Thing Is, Caprice for Solo Violin Adolphus Hailstork Igor Kalnin (violin)
Ascending to Light for Solo Violin Dilorom Saidaminova Igor Kalnin (violin)

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