by Jeannette Fang Naples, Chiesa di S. Anna dei Lombardi July 25, 2014 Having each young artist's concert take place in a different venue is such a smart concept. Imaginations need to be fed from reality, and the opportunity to play in breath-taking vistas are unforgettable additions to the reservoir of inspiration that young pianists can cull from. Whereas the beauty of Sorrento’s Parco dei Principi came from its dramatic vantage point over the sea, the magnificence of Napl
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By Jeannette Fang Maiori - Salone degli Affreschi, Palazzo Mezzacapo July 20, 2014 Four wonderful young artists were featured Sunday evening under the colorful dome of Maiori's Town Hall. Phoebe Wu began the program with a sparkling Bach partita no.1. She had a natural sense of the style, and played with sincerity and expressivity. She captured the emotional intent behind Janacek's first piano sonata, playing with great outpour and fervor. The next to take the stage was Eli
by Jeannette Fang Sorrento - Parco dei Principi July 17, 2014 Five talented performers were showcased thursday evening in Sorrento's luxurious Parco dei Principi. It was a unique opportunity to have a truly dramatic setting enhance the drama of the works featured, with sun sparkling over jet black tiles and endless blue water surrounding precipitous cliffs. Mikowai Ashwill started with a spirited rendition of the Allegro of Haydn's CM sonata, Hob. XVI:50. He followed this wi
by Hyae-jin Hwang On Sunday afternoon at the Reginna Auditorium in Maiori, the audience was treated to the third concert in the Young Artist Series.
Bit Nal Choi opened the recital with an energetic performance of Chopin’s Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49, full of color and character. She maintained an unerring sense of direction and clarity throughout, phrasing beautifully in this long and difficult work. An expressive pianist with a warm and inviting sound, she conveyed the p
by Josh Wright The second Young Artist Concert was a treat for those in attendance at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival, highlighting three of the world's best and brightest young students. Starting off the concert was Elliot Wuu, whose crystalline technique and polished finesse may have left his older colleagues feeling the urge to hit the practice room hard the next day. His performance was charming, to say the least, and never overstated. He serves the music, and in his humi
by Josh Wright Set atop a hill in a beautiful Abbey with long, curved hallways and an intimate recital room, the first Young Artists' Concert portrayed the incredible potential and skill of the students here at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival. Starting off the concert was Hyae-jin Hwan, playing two movements from Ravel's Miroirs. The ethereal "Oiseaux triste" was longing, atmospheric, and painted the perfect picture of distant bird calls. In contrast, Hwan's performance of "A