Steinway Recital in Boca Raton
Although I'm a violinist for classical and modern music, the first recital of Price Rubin Steinway Series had been held on Sunday 17 April 2016 by me accompanied by M. Jihong Park at Concert Room of Steinway Gallery of Boca Raton (outskirt of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Miami), USA. 75 minutes of recital time without any pauses were not too long for me on its cool stage.
Here's the actual program which I performed entirely as soloist violinist without any cuttings for the Steinway Recital in Boca Raton on 17 April 2016 :
"Violinist Naoko Matsui and Pianist Jihong Park" (17 April 2016, Concert Room of Steinway Gallery Boca Raton, Boca Raton FL USA)
Tomaso Antonio Vitali : Chaconne in g
Flint Juventino Beppe : Violin Sonata No. 2 Op. 56
Pablo De Sarasate : Zigeunerweisen Op. 20
Camille Saint=Saëns : Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op. 28
Maurice Ravel : Tzigane
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Romance in F Op. 50
Niccolò Paganini - Giuseppe Arnaboldi : Cantabile in D
Niccolò Paganini : La Campanella from Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 7
Grigoras Dinicu - Jascha Heifetz : Hora Staccato (Roumanian)
Naoko Matsui, Violin
Jihong Park, Piano Accompaniments
Each repertory attracted the audience very strongly and each of them became the talk of the concert between each one and after end of the concert. I also could talk about my playing history (?) experiences of each works ; I often play Chaconne by Tomaso Antonio Vitali. I performed it for violin and orchestra version transcribed by Giuseppe Arnaboldi with Orfeo Stillo Orchestra conducted by Fernando Romano at Chiesa dell'Immacolata (Church) of Crotone Italy on 28 December 2014 and Charlier Vers. at Saint-Catherine / Sint Katelijne Church of Brussels with organ accompaniment by Rieko Higasa on 07 May 2005 and at Recital of Institute of Music Eugène Ysaÿe of Brussels on 27 March 2009, etc. Only the Violin Sonata No. 2 by Flint Juventino Beppe was the repertory that I played on this recital for the first time among this program. This Sonata is not only very novel but also comfortable to listen that could be interested by the audience immediately, therefore I enjoyed playing this sonata and wishing to put it for my further recital program. Zigeunerweisen / Gypsy Airs by Pablo De Sarasate Op. 20, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint=Saëns Op. 28 and Tzigane by Maurice Ravel are which I performed at the Grand Concert Hall of Koninklijk Muziek Conservatorium van Brussel / Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles and Suzuki Bruxelles Open Solo 2010 with Violin Concerto No. 1 by Max Bruch. Romance in F by Ludwig Van Beethoven and Cantabile in D by Niccolò Paganini - Giuseppe Arnaboldi were in the program of the concert with Orfeo Stillo Orchestra conducted by Fernando Romano at Chiesa dell'Immacolata of Crotone on 28 December 2014 with Doppelkonzert in d by Johann Sebastian Bach. La Campanella from Violin Concerto No. 2 by Niccolò Paganini Op. 7 and Hora Staccato by Grigoras Dinicu - Jascha Heifetz were really prepared in Hamburg and Berlin. I recently performed them at Concert Hall of Johannes Brahms Konsrvatorium, Akademie Internationale Alfred Schnittke, etc. in Germany. Especially, La Campanella had been my winning repertory for X. Concorso Internazionale di Musica Trofeo Città di Greci on 29 March 2015, for the fifth time of my First Prize winning.
Their entire rehearsal and their actual concert performance were not hard at all. Putting Tzigane in the middle of this program could have taking rests effect during playing it because Tzigane is the easiest repertory among this Steinway Recital progam.
Now I actually wait for the next concert appointments since after concert's talking with M. Luptak until closing time of Steinway Gallery that he is also waiting for the approval of my next concert appointments.