Lara St John gives US premiere of Matthew Hindson's 'Violin Concerto'

Lara St John gives US premiere of Matthew Hindson's 'Violin Concerto'
Lara St John gives the eagerly-awaited US premiere of Australian composer Matthew Hindson’s Violin Concerto on 17 and 19 February with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra under Sarah Ioannides.
 
The Canadian virtuoso has already recorded the work with Ioannides and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on the Ancalagon label.  She also gave the Canadian premiere of Hindson’s concerto last season with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Pierre Simard. 

 
‘It’s the sort of work that should get audiences running, not walking, back to concert halls on new-music nights…’
Gramophone (Andrew Druckenbrod), October 2008
Hindson also wrote his Maralinga for violin and piano for St John in 2009, a commission from the Wolf Trap Foundation in Virginia.  She will premiere a new version of the work for violin and string orchestra with the Australian Chamber Orchestra 2 in May this year, on an eight-date Australian tour.