Winkelman Helena Gemini Vn40B
Helena Winkelman
Gemini Concerto
11 short scenes in three movements
for 2 violins and orchestra
advanced Duration: 40' Swiss Composers Series

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Helena Winkelman

Helena Winkelman (*1974)

Helena Winkelman (b. 1974) is a Swiss composer and violinist. She showed an exceptional musical talent very early. Having won national and international violin competitions at a young age, she has become a composer with an own distinct voice. Her interest in jazz and renaissance music had her start composing in a postmodernist way, using different styles of music and switching procedures to...
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About Gemini Concerto

This double concerto for two violins and orchestra is dedicated to the most diverse aspects of togetherness in eleven miniatures. Humorous, thoroughly extra-musically motivated modes of relationship effortlessly lead the musical material into border areas of technique and expression.

Both soloists are assigned a percussionist as a second, who also moves with them through the space (of the staged piece). The choice of percussion instruments emphasizes the respective character of the very different solo violin parts.

The orchestra is sometimes a resonating space, sometimes a screen, sometimes a commentator and sometimes a motor.

In "horsing around" there is a great duo cadenza and then fragments of folk music from three countries (Finland, Moldavia and Switzerland) follow each other and overlap in a daring quodlibet - this too is a tribute to the soloists Patricia Kopatchinskaya and Pekka Kuusiisto.

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Instrumentation - percussion (5) - strings
Editions Bim
1. Worlds Apart (2')
2. Quarks (2')
3. Magnets (3')
4. Binary Stars (7')
5. Let’s get Drunk Together (4')
6. Tête à tête (3')
7. In The Eye of The Beholder (2')
8. Paralell Parking (4')
9. Battelships (5')
10. Partners in Crime (2')
11. Horsing Around (6')


  • September 10, 2020 | Duell | Basel, Switzerland. Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Pekka Kuusisto (violin), Ivor Bolton (conductor), Sinfonieorchester Basel.

  • World Premiere

    September 9, 2020 | Duell | Basel, Switzerland. Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Pekka Kuusisto (violin), Ivor Bolton (conductor), Sinfonieorchester Basel.

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