23. Oct, 2016

October Violino Virtuoso

Photo after Violino Virtuoso Concert on 22 October 2016 at Förderverein Alfred Schnittke Akademie (Hamburg Germany) received by Kaori Hiyama (thank you!) ; left : Alucard Leterme (Violin), right : Kaori Hiyama (Piano Accompaniment)  

Now I returned in Hamburg to play in Hamburg again.

Professor Alexandre Brussilovsky surprised when I arrived at the concert hall of Alfred Schnittke Akademie International in the evening of 18 October 2016 ;

"Alucard ! C'est pas possible (with joy) !!!"

and asked me

"Qu'est-ce que ton nouveau (with joy) ?!" 

twice. I was happy to having my recent news to tell professor Brussilovsky immediately, without any kind of frills or embellishments and we began working, also immediately. Man muss immer so sein. Here's the program ;



Violino Virtuoso Concert (22 October 2016, Concert Hall of Förderverein Alfred Schnittke Akademie, Hamburg Germany)


Niccolò Paganini : Adagio from Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 7


Alucard Leterme, Violin

Kaori Hiyama, Piano Accompaniment


Alfred Schnittke Akademie International / Violin Masterclass by Professor Alexandre Brussilovsky (18 - 23 October 2016, Concert Hall of Alfred Schnittke Akademie International, Hamburg Germany)


Niccolò Paganini : Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 7 2nd Mvt. (3rd Mvt "La Campanella" only for a rehearsal with piano accompaniment)

Sergei Prokofiev : Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 63 1st Mvt.

Mario Castelnuovo=Tedesco : Violin Concerto No. 2 "I Profetti" Op. 66 (whole Mvts.)

Jean Sibelius : Violin Concerto Op. 47 1st Mvt.


Alucard Leterme, Violin

Kaori Hiyama, Piano Accompaniment



This time, I brought Violin Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Prokofiev after Blackmore's in order to prepare ; to more clarify the meanings of phrases to realize them in my interpretations and polish complicated fingerings in faster passages. I Profetti is now much less difficult than before to play whole movement with accompaniment(s). However, its duration was bit too long to play on Violino Virtuoso concert for this time, as well as Violin Concerto No. 1 by Niccolò Paganini and even also Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius. In true, I was not be able to decide my own concert program alone for this time until 20 October 2016 (dead line of submitting the program). However, as I always play and study concertos by Paganini, I and Professor Brussilovsky agreed to play Adagio, 2nd Movement of Violin Concerto No. 2 by Paganini on Violino Virtuoso on 22 October 2016, for the 4th time of Violino Virtuoso in Hamburg.

After playing my turn on the stage, I also can be a kind of transient narcissist whether I listen other program at the audience or in the backstage. This time, the piano accompaniment by Kaori Hiyama was really comfortable to play my part with dynamic but easy fingerings and advices by Professor Brussilovsky. The performers' level of Violino Virtuoso is always extremely high, especially this time at yesterday ; I franckly felt as if "I were listening historical performers' disks from the same stage where I played this evening" or "I were listening live music of historical performers" from well-lighted backstage.