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New violin concerto written for Harriet Mackenzie by Julian Joseph!

Jazz pianist, composer and broadcaster Julian Joseph is writing a  violin concerto for Harriet Mackenzie to be premiered at Salisbury International Festival 2022 with Ensemble 12.

The world première of jazz legend Julian Joseph’s violin concerto ‘Karyryouacou’– commissioned by Salisbury International Arts Festival – marries perfectly with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons masterpiece in this fresh, exciting programme.

Vivaldi’s nature and birdsong inspiration complements Joseph’s vision for his new piece which also celebrates the Festival’s island theme – the richness of the history of an island in the Grenadines.

Harriet Mackenzie (Associate Artist) and 12 Ensemble join forces for the first time.

“Islands are precious places of family, history and geography but even more importantly of mind, heart, spirit, soul and human connection” Julian Joseph.