Brussels before Sint-Nicolaas / Saint-Nicolas
Whenever I received good news about Ranking Charts, I can be much happy. My recording of Caprice No. 17 by Niccolò Paganini also became #2 in Top 100 N1M Charts "Classical in Germany" on 30 November 2016, after the 1st Mvt. of the Third Concerto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on 09 November 2016. And I also could become Rank #1 again in N1M Classical Genre Charts for Hamburg and Berlin yesterday (02 November 2016) and Rank #2 (Artist) in N1M Germany Classical Charts for the first time on 28 November 2016.
Here are internal links to watch or listen the both recordings ;
Niccolò Paganini : Capriccio / Caprice No. 17 Op. 1
Naoko Matsui, Violin (unaccompanied solo)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ; Violin Concerto No. 3 in G "Strassburg" KV216 (1st Mvt.)
Naoko Matsui, Violin
Savaria Symphonieorchester, conducted by one of the pupils of Martin Sieghart
After playing in Rome Italy and short rest at home, I also went to Brussels. I needed to change the bow hair and check my violin with Maestro Antoni Jassogne in Brussels for my next concerts (also due to playing on an ultra humid concert hall in Rome). I asked Maestro Jassogne about some people in Belgium whom I was yet having contacts even after moving in Germany, especially about whom concerned to Ex. Eugène Ysaÿe Institute of Music when I was there for my ATC as soloist violinist. Both I and Maestro Jassogne have heard none of them since this March, I don't know why. However, I was happy to find or see (?) one of them who seemed to be very fine, more than twice around of the Brussels South Station in this short staying.
Although I could not have enough time to visit for example, Jacob Norden's of Sablon (where I gave a new year's concert on 10 January 2016) Grand Place of Brussels, Collégiale Notre-Dame and Saint-Domitianus of Huy / Hoei, Machine à Eaux of Mons / Bergen etc., I could become an early bird for Christmas in this year also in Bruxelles (as well as the nearest Markt in Germany), on Louise / Louisa and Avenue Toison d'Or, already. Due to general strike informations in France, Belgium and Germany at the same time of adding extra affaires to finish, I went back in Germany bit earlier than usual only for this time.