Guest Principal Viola
Violist Nicolò Eugelmi enjoys an international career that features acclaimed solo, orchestral, and chamber performances throughout North America and Europe at many of the world’s most prestigious venues, in collaboration with a rich cadre of preeminent artists and ensembles. He is a champion of the music of our time and has presented several important premières. His performances and recordings have been met with much praise and have garnered him reviews and accolades in leading arts publications across the globe.
Mr. Eugelmi’s recitals and collaborations have brought his remarkable artistry to many of the world's finest venues, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center. Much in demand as an orchestral soloist, Mr. Eugelmi has appeared with the Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, the CBC Radio Orchestra, and the Orchestre Métropolitain.
Mr. Eugelmi has given many Canadian, U.S., and world premieres, such as John Harbison's Viola Concerto (CBC Radio Orchestra); Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal); Gavin Bryars' The North Shore ( CBC Radio Orchestra); Miguel del Aguila’s Concierto en Tango for Viola and Orchestra (Music in the Mountains); as well as his own commission from the late Jacques Hétu, Concerto pour Alto et Orchestre, Op. 75 (Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières).
Mr. Eugelmi’s acclaimed discography has earned him much praise from many of today’s leading arts publications and garnered several awards and distinctions, including recognition from The Strad and Gramophone magazines, as well as a JUNO nomination and a Prix Opus.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Eugelmi has been violist of the Fine Arts Quartet, and has toured extensively throughout Europe and North America, including performances at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, New York’s Lincoln Center, and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center. Mr. Eugelmi has collaborated with renowned chamber musicians such as violinists Martin Beaver, Andrew Dawes, and Régis Pasquier; violists Guillermo Figueroa and Paul Neubauer; cellist Arto Noras; pianists Joseph Kalichstein and Menahem Pressler, and the Talich Quartet and Vlach Quartet Prague.
Mr. Eugelmi has also held the positions of associate principal violist with the Vancouver and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, and principal violist with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.
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