Etelä-Uusimaa 28.5.2023Elämän Tuli ja Tanssi-konserttikiertue alkaa Inkoossa
Etelä-Uusimaa 5.3.2022 Konserttitoiminta voi taas jatkua, Viulisti Frida Backman kutsuu musiikkimeditaatioon
Concert violinist Frida Backman lived in the UK for a long period and is now settled in Raseborg, Finland. She is a highly sensitive performer, an orchestral soloist and chamber musician. Passionate about bringing live music to people she performs in a wide range of settings from recitals at festivals to more intimate, private settings such as music mediation concerts, improvised personalised "heart music" events and family life events, including funerals. Private bookings can be invoiced through her company Backman Concerts.
New thoughts on teaching music creatively and freely led to setting up Frida's studio - a small scaled private violin school in Raseborg focusing on fostering expressive, soulful playing and training performance skills in collaboration with the local parishes providing entertainment locally for seniors.
Frida has experience of leading workshops in improvisation to both string teachers and students.
SUMMER CONCERTS 2023: INKOO-TAMMISAARI-SALO
THE DANCE & FIRE OF LIFE
This recital programme offers some very beautiful, fiery and rhytmical classical music. All the works are from the period just before the world wars from different corners of Europe including the violin
sonata by Edward Elgar composed around the time of his famous cello Concerto. This emotional work is contrasted by Bartok's spirited Romanian folk dances and Saint-Saëns Havanaise, a violin virtuoso piece inspired by the Cuban "habanera" rhythm, famously used in Bizet's Carmen. The programme also features a "light summer breeze" in Sibelius little charachter piece "Dance Idylle" op 79/5.
Frida Backman violin & Kaisa-Mari Pulkkanen piano
INKOO CHURCH WED 31.5. at 13.00 free entry, programme 10 €
TAMMISAARI CHURCH TUES 18.7. at 19 free entry, programme 20 €
SALO CHURCH SUN 23.7. at 20 free entry, programme 10 €
RENEWING THE OLD
Frida has dug deep into archives and libraries and has collaborated with many living composers to bring forth new works and the rediscoveries of older forgotten ones. Recent projects include a cycle of J.S.Bach violin works in the shape of music meditations, assisting the publication by Fennica Gehrman of the printed sheet music to the previously lost neo-romantic violinsonata by Yrjö Kilpinen in collaboration with composer Walter Wolff. The Kilpinen Violin Sonata was premiered in New York and Helsinki together with pianist Collin Hansen. In Spring 2023 Frida developed a brand new concept of concert series with personalised improvised music - MUSIC OF THE HEART - a fusion of relaxation, and meditation with healing, channeled music for the participants.
The album titled "Integration - the solo violin over five centuries" showcases the the 500-year old history of the violin and is dedicated to everyone interested in the voice of the violin, its emotional expressiveness and the solo repertoire. It includes four premiere recordings of music by composers Walter Wolff, Roger Wanamo, Zura Dzagnidze and Lasse Mårtenson. Reviewed in Swedish by Leif Nysten here in VN .
MUSIC OF THE HEART, Billnäs March-April 2023
in Spring 2023: Fri 10.3, 31.3, 14.4, 28.4. at 7 pm
A holistic sound treatment by violinist Frida Backman offers relaxation and an opportunity to open into the now-moment with healing music vibrations in a supportive and safe environment. Sound vibrations impact mind, body, emotions and contact with the soul.
INTEGRATION - 500 YEARS OF SOLO VIOLIN MUSIC
email at backmanconcerts(at)gmail.com to receive your copy in the post.
WORKS PREMIERED & OR REDISCOVERED
Walter Wolff Stråkkvartett, 2021
Walter Wolff Integration, Suite for Solo Violin, 2018
Harri Wessman 2016 Anna Variations for Fiddle and Piano
Erik Bergman Piano Trio from 1939, repremiered by The Backman Trio in 2011 in Finland and United Kingdom, courtesy of the Bergman Collection, Paul Sacher Foundation, Basel, Switzerland.
Fantasia from Korpo Trio, recorded on FANTASIA (Fuga 9371), 2014
Roger Wanamo 2007, The Night of the Humble Flea, for violin solo
Zura Dzagnidze 2005, Intruder for solo violin and backing track
Zura Dzagnidze 2005 - Estonia String Quartet