The 40-minute, four-movement work was written for US soloist
, who gave the premiere in Prague in June 2017. It was co-commissioned by Prague Proms, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Stanford Live, Stanford University. Cameron was joined by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and John Mauceri for both the Prague performance and the German premiere, which was given three months later in Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie.
The Violin Concerto is next performed in Stanford, USA on 10 & 11 March 2018, before the Royal Scottish National Orchestra give the UK premiere in Glasgow in June and will also record it for future release.
In the meantime there's a short 9-minute promotional video taken from the Prague premiere, encompassing highlights from all four movements. Do
drop us a line
if you'd like to see this.
Concerto for Violin (Eleven Eleven)
for violin and orchestra
3(III=picc).2.ca.2.bcl.3(III=cbsn) - 4.3.2.btrbn.1(=cimbasso) - timp - perc(4) - harp - cel - strings (vlns I & II to be played antiphonally)
For over 30 years, four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman, has established himself as one of the most versatile and accomplished film composers in the industry. He has collaborated with directors such as Tim Burton, Gus Van Sant, Sam Raimi, Peter Jackson, Ang Lee, Rob Minkoff, Guillermo del Toro, Brian De Palma, James Ponsoldt and David O' Russell. Beginning with his first score on Tim Burton's
Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Elfman has scored over 100 films, including:
Milk (Oscar nominated),
Good Will Hunting (Oscar nominated),
Big Fish (Oscar nominated),
Men in Black (Oscar nominated),
To Die For,
The Nightmare Before Christmas,
Alice in Wonderland,
Silver Linings Playbook,
Avengers: Age of Ultron,
A Simple Plan,
Dolores Claiborne, and the Errol Morris documentaries
The Unknown Known, and
Standard Operating Procedure. Most recently he has provided the music for, Warner Bros.
Justice League, and Gus Van Sant's
Don't Worry He Won't Get Far On Foot. He is currently working on the upcoming Tim Burton film
Dumbo for Disney, and
The Grinch for Universal.
A native of Los Angeles, Elfman grew up loving film music. He travelled the world as a young man, absorbing its musical diversity. He helped found the band Oingo Boingo, and came to the attention of a young Tim Burton, who asked him to write the score for
Pee-wee's Big Adventure. 34 years later, the two have forged one of the most fruitful composer-director collaborations in film history. In addition to his film work, Elfman wrote the iconic theme music for the television series
Simpsons and Desperate Housewives.
Elfman has expanded his writing to composing orchestral concert works which include:
Serenada Schizophrana, a symphony commissioned by the American Composer's Orchestra, which premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2005,
Rabbit and Rogue, for the American Ballet Theater choreographed by Twyla Tharp, performed at The Metropolitan Opera house in 2008, and
Iris for Cirque du Soleil directed by French choreographer Philippe Decouflé. In 2011,
Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton live orchestral concert, premiered at the Royal Albert Hall, and has since toured around the world and won two Emmys.
In 2017 Elfman premiered his first
in Prague, which was performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. This year, his first Piano Quartet commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet will premiere in the fall at the Berlin Philharmonie.