NEMANJA RADULOVIĆ & Double Sens classical concert

Margaret Island Theater
Jul 11 2024. 8:00 PM

Buy Tickets

Double Sens

Classical concert

11 July 2024 at 8 p.m. (rain date: 12July)

Margaret Island Open-Air Stage

The Serbian French violinist Nemanja Radulović champions the power of music to bring people together with his unique energy and, thrilling virtuosity, depth of expression, and adventurous programming. His hotly anticipated BBC Proms debut in 2019 with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits featured a Barber Violin Concerto played with ‘lyric delicacy and last-movement super-virtuosity’ (The Times).

The world-renowned violinist performs the songs on his program with artistic freedom. His attractive appearance, hairstyle, stage movement and witty comments to the audience make him even more unique. Radulović evokes the musical atmosphere of Bach or Mozart's time with almost visual impact, and the effervescent virtuosity with which he performs the pleasing numbers of Sarasate, Brahms and Monti is dazzling.

Radulovic's desire is to expand the boundaries of music and reach audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Serbian-French violinist Nemanja Radulović champions the power of music to bring people together with his unique energy and candour, thrilling virtuosity, depth of expression, and adventurous programming.
His hotly anticipated BBC Proms debut in 2019 with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits featured a Barber Violin Concerto played with ‘lyric delicacy and...super-virtuosity’ (The Times).

Signed exclusively to Warner Classics in 2021, Mr Radulović’s debut album on the label – ROOTS – represents a beguiling sonic journey evoked by his many influences and inspirations to date. His previous album, Baïka, one of a string of nine successful recordings made on the Deutsche Grammophon and the Universal Music Group labels, was declared ‘a fiery whirlwind of an album...’ by BBC Music Magazine, which awarded it 5 stars and the coveted Critics’ Choice Award. Gramophone Magazine praised Baïka’s ‘imaginative pairings’, saying that ‘...Radulović dispatches [the Khachaturian Violin Concerto] with energy and firepower...’ and that ‘...with Radulović as narrator, this is an album with entrancing tales to tell.’ His latest Warner Classics album, releasing in November 2023, features Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Radulović’s own arrangement of Beethoven’s famed ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata.

Winner of the 2015 Echo Klassik Award for Newcomer of the Year, Mr Radulović’s recent and
forthcoming highlights include debut engagements with the New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Hallé Orchestra, and the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec; an extensive UK tour with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra and Jaime Martín; sold-out performances with his ensemble Double Sens at diverse venues such as the 1000-seat Tašmajdan Stadium in Belgrade, the Folle Journée de Nantes and Chorégies d’Orange festivals, and at the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Berlin Philharmonie, and Vienna

Mr Radulović has amassed a legion of loyal fans around the world who have enjoyed his performances with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Munich Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie- Orchester Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gothenburg Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Royal Liverpool

Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Tokyo Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony in Tokyo, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Orquesta Nacional de España, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, NDR Radiophilharmonie in Hanover, WDR Sinfonieorchester in Cologne, Dusseldorf Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI in Turin, Orchestra della Toscana, Tampere Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony in Dublin, Copenhagen Phil, Geneva Camerata, Queensland Symphony, Macao Orchestra, and the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa.

Mr Radulović has an equal passion for the intimacy of chamber music and is an increasingly active recitalist on the international circuit. He has performed at such notable venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, both the Salle Pleyel and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Athens Megaron, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, and the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia. His many recital partners include Marielle Nordmann, Laure Favre-Kahn, and Susan Manoff.

An artist who seeks to broaden the boundaries of classical music, Mr Radulović also regularly undertakes a play/direct role with his chamber orchestra, Double Sens, which was recently celebrated for their unprecedented musical film entitled Unique – an artist, a place, a concert, which featured selections by Bach and from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, as well as a new arrangement by frequent collaborator Aleksandar Sedlar of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, all shot and recorded live at the Neolithic site in Carnac, France. Their other recent recordings include Paganini Fantasy (2013), Journey East (2014), BACH (2016), Tchaikovsky (2017), and Baïka (2018).

Mr Radulović’s recognition for his work in classical music includes International Revelation of the Year by the Victoires de la musique classique in 2005, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Arts in Niš, Serbia, and an ELLE Style Award for Musician of the Year in 2015. In 2017, he was appointed ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’. He was the winner of several international violin competitions, such as Joseph Joachim in Hanover, George Enescu in Bucharest, and Stradivarius in Cremona.

Born in Serbia in 1985, Nemanja Radulović studied at the Faculty of Arts and Music in Belgrade, the Saarlandes Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Saarbrücken, the Stauffer Academy in Cremona with Salvatore Accardo, and the Conservatoire de Paris with Patrice Fontanarosa.

Double Sens was formed in 2008, when violinist Nemanja Radulović brought together some of his favorite French and Serbian musicians to perform together as a chamber orchestra. This unique formation is united by friendship and family, as well as a love and desire of sharing music and progressively asserts its identity on the stage, both in France and abroad.

Radulović says “My music, my friends? My France, my Serbia? My life before and now? The idea of creating Double Sens was born thanks to those questions! I wanted to gather my Serbian and French musician friends and didn’t have to think about it for too long, as I personally knew each musician, and was certain that everyone’s different personality would work well with the others, in order to become this ensemble where the most important thing is the happiness of sharing the music and stage together. When we performed for the first time, we all felt the desire to continue making music together and meet again as soon as possible. It has now been a few years that we play together, and this feeling is still present; we all can’t wait until the next time we’re all together!”.

Radulović and Double Sens have recorded four albums together: The 5 Seasons (Decca, 2011), Journey East (Deutsche Grammophon, 2015), and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations in an original arrangement for viola (released in 2017 by Deutsche Grammophon) as well as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade for Radulović’s last album Baika (2018). This last album was also released as a visual album entitled Unique, which takes the ensemble to Carnac and features other pieces by Bach, Vivaldi, as well as some traditional and world music pieces. This release was featured in cinemas all across France. In 2022, Radulović and Double Sens record their first album for Warner. Entitled Roots, the album presents arrangements of traditional and modern musics, in a journey around the world. The ensemble actively performs across the world, with recent and forthcoming highlights at Paris’ Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, the Düsseldorf Tonhalle, the Théâtre de l’Archipel, Opéra de Marseille, Kolarac Hall, Kyoto Concert Hall, as well as the Berlin Philharmonie.

No comments to show.