Violinist Yevgeny Kutik will launch a new commissioning and recording project titled Meditations on Family in 2019. Kutik has commissioned eight composers to translate a personal family photo into a short musical miniature for violin and various ensemble. He envisions the project as a living archive of new works inspired by memories and tradition. The first recording will be released on January 18, 2019, with one new piece coming out each Friday, and the full EP to be released on March 8, 2019, on Marquis Classics. The recordings were produced by four-time Grammy winner Jesse Lewis.
The launch of Meditations on Family features Daydreams by Joseph Schwanter (January 18), Cadenza for the Once Young by Gity Razaz (January 25), Suitcased Dreams by Paola Prestini (February 1), Rima by Kinan Azmeh (February 8), How to Draw a Tree by Gregory Vajda (February 15), Litania by Andreia Pinto Correia (February 22), See Above by Timo Andres (March 1), and Flight to Limbo by Christopher Cerrone (March 8).
Yevgeny Kutik has chronicled each piece and the composers’ stories online at www.meditationsonfamily.com