A Quiet afternoon with Mieko Kanno

I brought my daughter for her first ever violin recital (that wasn’t mine) at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music sometime last month. 

The recital was based on violin pieces without accompaniment starting with Bach’s Chaconne. It was played with such sensitivity with the pianos and pianissimos delicately done, yet not altering the constant heartbeat of the Chaconne, bringing new dimension to what I imagine the Chaconne to sound like, this leaves me forever changed in the way I would approach the Chaconne. Thank you Mieko for your wonderful performance! 

One of the pieces really stood out as it was totally played in what seemed like two movements of complete harmonics. This is the composition by Italian Composer Salvatore Sciarinno.  I must take my hat off to Mieko who played the song with so much musical precision though the practise would be challenging I can imagine with such a piece. 

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