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The Four Seasons is one of the most-recorded works in all of classical music. A quick search of Spotify yielded over 500 versions, and the results hadn’t even finished loading. With that level of saturation, it’s not surprising that a number of recent attempts have focused on rethinking this timeless work.
Antonio Vivaldi’s most famous composition, first published in 1725, is a set of four violin concertos, considered “programmatic” music in that each is paired with a sonnet about one of the four seasons of the year. The composer may have written the sonnets himself, although that is still under debate. He also added dramatic cues on individual parts, such as “Dog barking” in the slow movement of “Spring” concerto. This kind of extra-musical reference was avant-garde at the time, and the reception to the work varied widely, from adulation to mockery.
In this unique performance, Pro Musica Trio is presenting the fusion arrangement of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for Violin, Accordion and Violoncello. This is a rare chance to experience the most beloved classical music work with a totally new ambience.
Pro Musica Trio:
Tasana Nagavajara Violin
Victor Gurulev Accordion
Kittikhun Sodpresert Violoncello
Tasana Nagavajara, Violin
Violinist Tasana Nagavajara has performed throughout five continents alongside some of the world’s legendary artists such as Lord Yehudi Menuhin, and in many of the most prestigious concert halls including Musikvereinsaal and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Barbican Center and Cadogan Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires among others. He has twice given recitals at the historic Mendelssohn House in Leipzig. Tasana is currently active as the artistic director of Bangkok’s ‘Pro Musica’ Group and a founding member of the Faculty of Music at Silpakorn University.
Victor Gurulev, Accordion
Victor Gurulev graduated with honors from the Chita Music College in (2008), followed by the completion of a Graduate Diploma Course at Conservatory of music in Krasnoyars (2011) where he was acknowledged as an outstanding graduate. Victor moved from his native Russia to China in 2015. He quickly established himself into the music fraternity. He developed relationships that gave rise to collaboration with local and visiting musicians from all over the world. From 2020, Victor made Thailand his home, he is a founding member of the jazz quartet “Hot Club of Siam”. He performed and recorded with a wide variety of musicians, contributing his skills to various genres of music. Victor is also a prolific composer and has been commissioned to compose and produce many pieces for music resellers around the world.
Kittikhun Sodprasert, Cello
Kittikhun graduated in from the Department of Western Music at the College of Dramatic Arts,Thailand, and then continued with advanced studies at the long-standing Rotterdam Conservatory. He subsequently joined the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra as a founding member in 1982 . In his younger days Kittikhun showed great interest in both composition and in making arrangements of compositions for orchestra, This earned him the reputation of being one of Thailand’s most reputable composers and arrangers. In 2008 his composition “ASEAN WAY“ was selected as the ASEAN Anthem getting the 1st prize in the ASEAN Anthem Composition. Kittikhun currently works full-time as a lecturer and instructor at the Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University.