Just as Joseph Joachim influenced many other musicians, his successful collaborative efforts with composers like Brahms became an inspiration for me to collaborate with a composer as well. I experienced my own collaboration process with friend and composer Daniel Wolfert, who worked with me on a solo violin piece for my senior thesis. Daniel sought inspiration during the writing process by asking me questions about myself: discovering my Christian background and recalling his childhood growing up in the Jewish temple, he decided to make his religion the main source of inspiration for the piece Echoes of Tefilot. Our collaboration included correspondence by way of email, phone, and one-on-one meetings, where I offered Daniel suggestions on how to improve the piece’s playability and potential musical ideas during various stages of its completion. Through working on Echoes of Tefilot with Daniel, I experienced the value that collaboration between co-creators of a work truly possesses.
Date of Completion
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Date of Award
University of Puget Sound
Main, Brandi, "Joseph Joachim: Collaborator, Composer, Interpreter and Inspirer" (2016). Honors Program Theses. 20.