October 20, 2004 at 04:47 PM ·
October 20, 2004 at 09:03 PM · I have heard very good things about him as well. I believe my old teacher had the privilege of studying under him at some stage. I recollect she once told me he was even generous enough to loan her a Bergonzi for one of her important examinations. When I asked her what that experience was like, she said it was almost as if the violin was playing itself. A typically modest reply from my modest teacher :)
Anyway, I now believe my old teacher and Mr. Pini now sit very happily side by side as Principal and Co-Principal of the Sydney Symphony seconds respectively.
From everything I have heard, he is a gentleman in every sense of the word, and indeed a very fine musician and mentor.
I'd be interested to hear from you in a PM if you are interested Keith. I'd really like to hear how you are getting on. I look back very fondly on my student days in Sydney, and you are in a very fortunate position.
October 21, 2004 at 02:40 AM · Hi, I happen to know Mr Pini's daughter, she goes to my high school. Keith, I'd be interested to know how your lessons are going..I heard his musicianship is especially interesting. Did he win the Queen Elizabeth competition years back? I was going to actually study with him, but am currently studying with Chris Kimber...which is really wonderful. What types of students is he good with, tertiary? or less advanced?
October 22, 2004 at 12:32 AM ·
April 24, 2011 at 03:59 PM ·
Carl Pini was the concertmaster with Hong Kong Philharmonic in the early 80s. He was well received as a conductor, concertmaster and teacher.
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