He used a real variety of vibrato and got a whole lot of different sounds (something I'm working on, so I noticed!) The performance really draws you in, it ws amazing. My teacher said that he has come to hear soloists before, and been kind of disappointed. Not because they didn't play well or anything, but they didn't really get to you. Anyway, it was really fun to hear him.
Anyway, I had a lessons yesterday and today, and I've started to play the Wieniawski...#2, I think, the third mvt. I'm not sure which number it is. My teacher was a little concerned about reaching the double stops on the new violin, but I can reach them OK. He told me yesterday that the piece sounded like an azalea (might have been a different flower) about to bloom, which made me very happy.
We have relatives visiting from Canada, so we're anticipating a lot of tiresome get-togethers with 4 year olds which are very draining. Well, they'll be gone soon. *cackle*
More entries: June 2005 April 2005
Violinist.com is made possible by...
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Johnson String Instrument/Carriage House Violins
Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine