This Violin Concerto consists of 12 Songs that can be performed in any sequential order as chosen by the soloist. The separate songs can be performed also separately as standalone pieces, and also smaller collections of songs can be selected and performed in any combinations and sequences.
The songs can be either dovetailed or separated, as chosen by the soloist.
The orchestral parts in this score can be performed either by a string quintet or a string ensemble, or a larger string orchestra.
Although structurally it may appear that the 12 songs are separate pieces, they are all interconnected - more particularly a method is used where 3 ideas are revealed through 4 aspects resulting in a structure of 12 interconnected movements. For this reason the Concerto works as a holistic work with a symphonic structure, regardless of whether that unity would be emphasised further by dovetailing the songs together, or separating them, and regardless of any rearrangement of sequence order. These features are left to the discretion of the soloist, and the manifold possible combinations are all equally valid options for performing and hearing the work.
The Concerto is dedicated to all medical doctors, researchers, health workers and carers. It was completed in London during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, and written especially for Vasko Vassilev, who’s amazing art with the Violin has been a major inspiration for this work.