The Jamaican–American violist Jordan Bak has already achieved international acclaim for his radiant stage presence, dynamic interpretations and fearless power.
In his Delphian debut,joined by the outstanding pianist Richard Uttley, he offers powerful readings of two substantial twentieth-century works – Arnold Bax’s Sonata for Viola and Piano and Benjamin Britten's Lachrymae: Reflections on a song of John Dowland, written respectively for Lionel Tertis and William Primrose – and sets them alongside more recent music for solo viola by Jonathan Harvey and Bright Sheng.
The viola’s capacity for deeply felt, wordless song is further explored in Augusta Read Thomas’s Song without Words, receiving its premiere recording in a version specially composed for Bak and Uttley.
Session Photography and Videography by foxbrush

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh 10-12 July 2023

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