Born in 1955, Lebanese-French composer, organist and improviser Naji Hakim studied under Jean Langlais at the Paris Conservatoire before succeeding Olivier Messiaen as organist of the Saint Trinity Church in Paris. Considering his significant musical training, Hakim's compositions are created from a wealth of knowledge and understanding, Concerto For Violin being no exception.
Composed in 2002, Concerto For Violin, with String Orchestra or Piano reduction accompaniment, is highly modern in composition. With a typical performance lasting about 35 minutes, the concerto is made up of three movements. The solo Violin line addresses many virtuosic techniques, including double and triple stops, articulation, complex rhythms, varying bowings and a huge range of performance directions, amongst other aspects. For all advanced violinists, seeking varied, modern repertoire, Hakim's Concerto For Violin is an essential addition to the repertoire.
This is a reduction for Violin and Piano.