My Concerto consists of two movements which explore different aspects of the concerto form. The first movement is a fast scherzando, in which the relationship between violin and ensemble takes its lead primarily from nineteenth-century models. The soloist plays almost continuously, and at any given point performs one of two roles: playing the melody, and playing virtuosic decoration as an accompaniment to melodic material in the ensemble. In the second movement, the relationship between violin and ensemble is conceived very differently, and the violin plays music that remains distinct from the ensemble, sometimes in direct opposition to it. As the movement goes on the violin becomes progressively more integrated into the musical discourse of the other instruments, and is eventually assimilated completely, before violin and ensemble again go their separate ways and the movement ends in the disunity with which it began.