It was the first time that I went to Roma only for one night in order to play on my second solo concert in Roma, 10 years after my first concert solo in Roma. I played at least works by Béla Bartók and Paul Hindemith at a church - auditorium ? which was very close to the Colosseum in middle of Autumn 2005. I cannot remind whether it was in October or November 2005 because no longer I can neither find its program nor remind which works I did also performed with Bartók's and Hindemith's anymore. Here's the actual program which I performed in Roma on 19 May 2016 ;
33 Testaccio (19 May 2016, 33 Testaccio, Roma Italy)
Naoko Matsui : Cadenza-Capriccio "Paganiniana" for Violin Concerto No. 5 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Naoko Matsui : Canzone for Violin Solo after Motives of Violin Concerto No. 2 "La Campanella" by Niccolò Paganini
Johann Sebastian Bach : Sarabanda from Partita No. 2 in d BWV1004
Naoko Matsui, Violin (unaccompanied solo)
This time, I had been requested to play rather my original works than normal repertories and I actually played two of my (very small but) original works which I composed in Niccolò Paganini style with a piece by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was just timing to play my (really small but) original compositions on my solo concert because I was in course of making the second and the third works, even they are not put my original opus number, yet. It is really important to well combinate violin playing with knowledge of Harmonics (theory and practice for the music constructures ; how to combinate the progression of music chords) whether I compose violin works in orthodox (classical) style or atornal style (because the most of contemporary atornal works are based on the Dodecaphonism / Dodecaphony by Arnold Schönberg or eventual tonal superpositions).
The really symparic organizers and the compère called my name several times on the stage, so that I received big applause many times.
Whether it is only in my case or not, it seems to be that the performances of new or contemporary works which are including the transcriptions of major classical works in needs are very loved among any genres of concerts especially in Roma, as well as the performances of works by Niccolò Paganini.