VC Artist Francisco Fullana's New Album, "Spanish Light"
Released on Orchid Classics, the new album features Alba Ventura on piano alongside the VC Artist
Violinist Francisco Fullana's newest album, "Spanish Light," features virtuosic pieces by Pablo de Sarasate, as well as the evocative ‘Sonata Española’ by Joaquín Turina.
Recorded with pianist Alba Ventura, the release also features works by several composers from the Catalan region: Enrique Granados, Eduardo Toldrà, and Joan Manén — all of whom subtly combine characteristic Catalan folk styles with harmonic influences from France.
"This album is a love letter to my homeland in Mallorca and features many pieces I grew up playing and listening to," Fullana wrote on Facebook. "Thank you Alba for going on this adventure with me and Orchid Classics for their trust and support of this personal project of mine."
To purchase and listen to the album, click here. Watch the album's teaser below:
A graduate of The Juilliard School and the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he studied with Donald Weilerstein, Masao Kawasaki, and Midori, Francisco is a former 1st prize winner at the Julio Cardona, Munetsugu Angel, and Johannes Brahms International Violin Competitions. In 2018, he was awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.
As a soloist, he has performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Bayerische Philharmonie led by the late Sir Colin Davis, the Sibelius Concerto with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, and the Brahms Violin Concerto with Venezuela’s Teresa Carreño Orchestra under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. Other ensembles that he has played with include the City of Birmingham, Vancouver, Aachen, Pacific, and Buffalo Symphony Orchestras, the chamber orchestras of Saint Paul and Philadelphia, and the new music-driven Metropolis Ensemble.
Last season, Fullana was the Artist-in-Residence with the Grammy-winning ensemble Apollo’s Fire, performing 18 concerto performances on tour, including stops at Carnegie Hall and Severance Hall.
As a chamber musician, Francisco is a performing artist at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival, the Musicians from Marlboro tours, the Perlman Music Program, the Da Camera Society, and the LaJolla, Moab, Music@Menlo, Mainly Mozart, Music in the Vineyards, and Newport music festivals.