Emanuel Salvador

Emanuel Salvador


Concert violinist and Leader of Baltic Neopolis Orchestra
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2000Sibelius: Violin ConcertoViolin Solo
2000Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto (Op. 35)Solo violin
2000Beethoven: Violin Concerto Op. 61, D majorViolin Solo
2000Mozart: Concerto for Violin No. 5, K. 219, A major (Turkish)Violin solo
2000Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 64, E minorViolin Solo
2000Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 (Gypsy Airs)Violin Solo
2000Bruch: Violin Concerto no.1 in G minorViolin solo


&ldquo...Emanuel Salvador, one of the finest Portuguese violinists of his generation.” Hazel Davies (Strad Magazine, August 2007)   “Spellbinding soloist” Newbury Weekly (Beethoven´s Concerto with Newbury Symphony, November 2006)   "...what really hallmarks the concerto is the intense and molten lyricism of the solo violin score played spectacularly by Emanuel Salvador to whom Mr Fiorini dedicates the work. Salvador performed this work with great pathos and conviction projecting the most dissonant and spaced out tonal passages into sheer lyricism." Times of Malta (Karl Fiorini´ Concerto, May 2008)   Star des abends war der aus Portugal angereiste geiger Emanuel, der mit brillanter technik und überrangender musikalität die zuhörer fesselt RheinPfalz (Mozart Violin Concerto in A Major, May 2010)   "Salvador destacó por un sonido redondo, bello y templado durante toda la obra, además de una impecable técnica y un sentido expresivo espontáneo." El Norte, Mexico, (Freitas Branco´ Concerto with Sinfónica UANL, June 2008)     Born in 1981, Emanuel Salvador has already performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many important venues including St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral (London), Philharmonic Hall (Uralsk - Kazakhstan), Gulbenkian Auditório 2, Rivoli Theatre and Centro Cultural de Belém (Portugal), Codarts’ Muziksaal (Rotterdam), Teatro Universitario UANL and Teatro Ocampo (Mexico), Adana Symphony Hall (Turkey), Cracow Philharmonic Hall and Lutoslawski Concert studio, Warsaw (Poland), Príncipe Filipe Hall and Centro de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (Spain), Voronezh Philharmonic Hall (Russia), Sto. António Church (Rome), Palatin Kulturzentrum and Fruchthalle (Germany) and Manoel Theatre (Malta). He has been awarded several prizes such as: first prize at Isolde Menges (RCM) and Beckenham Festival competitions; Barbirolli Memorial and Wolfson Foundation Award; second prize at Jovens Músicos competition; Honours Mention at Júlio Cardona International Competition - Portugal; Gulbenkian Foundation Scholarship (2000-2003); Instituto Camões Grants (2008-2009). In 1999 Emanuel graduated from Artave (a specialist music school) as the best student of the year. During this time he studied with Costa Santos, Sergei Aroutiounian and Yakow Marr. He then moved to London, where he got a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (studying with Professor John Glickman) and a Master’s Degree in Advanced Performance at the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Dr. Felix Andrievsky. Other professors with whom Emanuel studied include Ulf Hoelscher, Alberto Lysy, Vadim Brodsky, David Takeno, Gerardo Ribeiro and Ilya Grubert. As a concerto soloist Emanuel has played with Artave, do Norte, Clássica da Madeira; Çukurova State Symphony, Sinfonica UANL, Camara de Morelos and Mexican Radio Chamber Orchestra; Sinfônica da Bahia; Dnipropetrovsk Symphony, Bialystok, Lublin, Sudecka, Opole, Kalisz and Polish National Youth Philharmonics; Rotterdam Ensemble, Orchestra da Camara Fiorentina, Voronezh Symphony, Nonesuch, Vitalis, Skolia, Morley College, Newbury Symphony and Nuova Amadeus orchestras, under Natalia Ponomorchuk, Byron Fidetzis, Adam Klocek, Ferreira Lobo, Carlos Prazeres, Roberto Beltran, Philippe Bender, Boguslaw Dawidow, Felix Carrasco, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach, Federico Garcia Vigil, and Bartosz Zurakowski. His festival appearances include Gaia International, Encontros da Primavera, Gaia and O violino por… (Portugal), Proms in St. Judes and Ampthill (U.K.), International String Orchestra Festival (Malta), Eternal Spring Chamber Music Festival (Mexico) and Guimaraes European Capital of Culture 2012. Some of his performances have been recorded for the Portuguese Radio, Polish Radio and Khabar TV (Kazakhstan). The Violin Concerto by Joaquim dos Santos, was written for, and premiered by Emanuel in Italy and Portugal. The recording of the premiere was released in 2005. Karl Fiorini´s Violin Concerto, also written for Emanuel, was premiered in Rotterdam, Portugal, Malta and recorded for Divine Art label. Emanuel is an active chamber musician and has studied in masterclasses with Bernard Greenhouse (Beaux Arts), Florestan and Peabody trios and the Borodin, Takacs and Vellinger Quartets. He was a founder member of the Vianna da Motta Piano Trio, with whom he performed extensively in the U.K. and Portugal and recorded a CD for Centro Atlântico label. In 2003, he formed a violin and harp Duo with Ieuan Jones, playing regularly in the U.K. Since September 2005 Emanuel is the leader of Orquestra do Norte in Portugal. In June 2006 he played second solo violin in Gulbenkian Foundation’s project Uma Pequena Flauta Mágica (Lisbon) and in 2009 guest lead the Seoul Classical Players (South Korea).   He plays on a tonal copy of a Guarnerius del Gesu, by Martin Schleske (Munich, 2004), which he acquired with the help of a Loan Fund for Musical Instruments’ grant.
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Sibelius: Violin Concerto Violin Solo Thessaloniki Concert Hall 2000
Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto (Op. 35) Solo violin Orquestra Sinfonica Da Bahia 2000
Beethoven: Violin Concerto Op. 61, D major Violin Solo Byalistok Philharmonic Orchestra 2000
Mozart: Concerto for Violin No. 5, K. 219, A major (Turkish) Violin solo Orchestra de Camara Fiorentina 2000
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 64, E minor Violin Solo The Rotterdam Ensemble 2000