September 5, 2006 at 8:59 PM
Well, I've been listening to some of the prelims for the Inidianapolis. I must say that I am quite impressed with the majority of the violinists in the competition. Out of all of the ones that I've heard, Angelia Cho has been my favorite thus far. She has a very mature tone and stage presence. Her intonation is generally spot on. She looks extremely comfortable on stage and everything was very loose. Her bach was exquisite, I loved the interpretation, it seemed predictable yet original at the same time. It was very refreshing to her her Bach, she plays in a very regal manner. Her technique seemed nearly flawless during the Paganini Caprices. The 24th caprice showed her well and she pulled it off without any significant slip ups. Her choice to play the Chopin Nocturn in c# minor arranged by Milstein, was a good choice for her. She has nice vibrato and excellent control of dynamics and the Chopin showed that off very nicely. I'll give more analysis later, right now I have to go to Symphony rehearsal.
You win, too! I hope no one gets to intimidated by this "contest," we're just trying to get people to share their thoughts about this big event in the violin world. Thanks!
From Ray Randall
Posted on September 6, 2006 at 8:08 PM
How do you listen to this?
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