Juilliard bassist and composer Rémy Yulzari performs the world premiere of a concerto for double bass and chamber orchestra by Juilliard alumnus, French composer Jules Matton, and transcriptions of works by Ernest Chausson, Gabriel Fauré, Juilliard faculty member and alumnus Philip Lasser, Maurice Ravel, and Camille Saint-Saëns on his Artist Diploma recital on Thursday, January 31 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Willson Theater (155 West 65th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC). Juilliard’s Artist Diploma in Performance is a program for highly gifted and experienced performers at the post-master’s level. Mr. Yulzari is the first bass player to be invited into the Artist Diploma program since its founding.
Limited FREE seating; no tickets are required. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to events.juilliard.edu.
The program, entitled Poems of Love and Death, features a world premiere by Jules Matton and dedicated to Mr. Yulzari, Le Voyage d’une Ombre (A Shadow’s Journey), concerto for double bass and chamber orchestra (2012). Other works on the program include Camille Saint-Saëns’ Romance for Horn, Op. 36 (transcribed by R. Yulzari) and Saint-Saëns’ Romance for Flute, Op. 37 (transcribed by R. Yulzari); Ernest Chausson’s Le Temps des Lilas (The Time of Lilacs) from Poème de L’Amour et de la Mer, Op. 19 (Poems of Love and the Sea) (transcribed by R. Yulzari) and Chausson’s Chanson Perpétuelle, Op. 37 (transcribed by M. Woo); Maurice Ravel’s 3 Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé (3 Poems by Stéphane Mallarmé) (transcribed by M. Woo); Philip Lasser’s Vocalise (1999) (transcribed by R. Yulzari); and Gabriel Fauré’s Elégie (Elegy), Op. 24 (transcribed by R. Yulzari).
Joining Mr. Yulzari on the recital will be conductor Karina Canellakis; narrator Denise Massé; violinists Niv Ashkenazi, Jae-Won Bang, Elizabeth Derham, Elizabeth Fayette, Justyna Jara, and Robyn Quinnett,; violists Deanna Anderson, Matthew Lipman, and Kellen McDaniel; cellists Lea Birnbaum, Patrick McGuire, and Sofia Nowik; double bassists Angela Contreras and Corey Schutzer; harpist Gwenllian Llyr; flautists Daniel James and Zara Lawler; clarinetists Anna Brumbaugh and Anton Rist; oboist James Riggs; bassoonist Alexander Onieal; trumpeter Joseph Boga; and percussionists Christian Krogvold Lundqvist and Brian Shank.
About Rémy Yulzari
Rémy Yulzari is reinventing the role of the double bass in solo and collaborative settings in a wide range of musical styles from a very broad geographical and historical spectrum. Strongly committed to inventing a personal style that features improvisation and creativity, he also frequently performs on the accordion, melodica, and piano.
Mr. Yulzari has performed in some of the most important concert halls worldwide, including venues in France, Great Britain, the United States, Israel, Spain, Russia, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Lithuania, and Serbia, notably Taiwan National Concert Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, and Ekaterinburg Philharmonic Hall. Music festival credits include the Festival d’Auvers-sur-Oise, Festival de Prades Pablo Casals, Rencontres Internationales Musicales des Graves, and the Festival du Périgord Noir, to name a few.
In October 2012, Mr. Yulzari performed in New York City with Ballet Next at the Joyce Theater and in December 2012, he appeared on a Sephardic Music Festival at the Portuguese Synagogue. He gives a recital at Alice Tully Hall in February 2013, and he performs on the Bedford Chamber Concert Series in Bedford, New York in May 2013. International appearances include an engagement with Au Chat Noir in Paris, France, and solo recitals in Ankara, Turkey in December 2012. He performs with his Trio Klezele at the Philharmonie du Luxembourg in June 2013.
Mr. Yulzari is a founding member of several ensembles dedicated to various musical genres, including chamber music, gypsy-jazz, Klezmer, and Spanish/Latin music: a trio with Grammy Award-winning violinist Lisa Gutkin from The Klezmatics and tsimblist Peter Rushefsky; Trio Olam (with Israeli clarinetist and Juilliard alumna Moran Katz and Bosnian accordionist Merima Kljuco); Duo Lev-Yulzari (with guitarist Nadav Lev); Ioan Streba Trio (gypsy-jazz); Trio Klezele (performing throughout Europe); Duo Tzaoish (Spanish and Latin music duo with guitar); and the former Quintette Monsolo (2006-2009, classical string quintet). He has released two albums with Trio Klezele.
Born in Dôle, France, Mr. Yulzari began studying music on his own at age 11. He studied accordion, violin, piano, composition, and musical analysis at École Nationale de Musique (ENM) in Oyonnax, France while in high school. At age 18, he continued violin studies at ENM in Villeurbanne, and also began studies on the double bass at the Lyon Conservatoire National de Région. He was awarded a “Premier Prix” in double bass (equivalent to a master’s degree in the States) from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. On double bass, he has worked with Eugene Levinson, Bernard Cazauran, Thomas Martin, Bozo Paradzik, and Tony Araque. He also studied orchestration with Guillaume Connesson, composition with Alain Weber, and conducting with Nicolas Brochot.
Mr. Yulzari also earned a master of education (Certificat d’Aptitude) from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon. He has been invited to teach master classes for double bass, chamber music, and Klezmer music in Japan and throughout France, including Koshin RKC Hall, Oyonnax’s ENM, and Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves. He plays a custom-designed double bass made by French luthier, Patrick Charton.
RÉMY YULZARI, Bassist
Artist Diploma Recital
Thursday, January 31, 8 PM
Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater at Juilliard (155 West 65th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC)
Limited FREE Seating; no tickets are required.
For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to events.juilliard.edu.
“Poems of Love and Death”
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Romance for Horn, Op. 36 (1874)
ERNEST CHAUSSON Le Temps des Lilas (The Time of Lilacs) (1882-1890)
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Romance for Flute, Op. 37 (1871)
ERNEST CHAUSSON Chanson Perpétuelle, Op. 37 (1898)
MAURICE RAVEL 3 Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé (3 Poems by Stéphane Mallarmé) (1913)
PHILIP LASSER Vocalise (1999)
GABRIEL FAURÉ Elégie (Elegy), Op. 24 (1883)
JULES MATTON Le Voyage d’une Ombre (A Shadow’s Journey) (2012, world premiere, dedicated to