Concerto del Palma / Vincitorice del Concorso "C. W. Schumann"
The recent snow never disturbed my concert (or recital) trip to Massa Italy for the second time after winning at IV Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale Clara Wieck Schumann in last Spring. Also the concert program had been decided and agreed with the organizer very comfortably and the pianist agreed with me for the accompaniments, immediately. Approximately 11 months of waiting for this Concerto Premio (Concert Prize) was not too long to be realized, finally. Here, I still remind my Concerto dei Vincitori (The Winners' Concert) at the Aula Magna of Felice Palma on 30 April 2017, there I had been received the invitation letter for this time.
Here's the program ;
Concerto del Palma (2017 / 2018) / Vincitorice del Concorso "C. W. Schumann (02 March 2018, Aula Magna del Liceo Artistic e Musicale "Felice Palma", Massa MS Italy)
Camille Saint=Saëns ; Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op. 28
Henryk Wieniawski ; Fantasie sur des motifs de l'Opéra "Faust" de Gounod Op. 20
Niccolò Paganini ; La Campanella from Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor Op. 7
Bis / Encore : Dinicu - Heifetz ; Hora Staccato alias Hora Spiccato
Alucard Leterme, Violin
Aleksei Iaropolov, Piano Accompaniment
Here, I wrote the concert program in actual order on 02 March 2018 at Aula Magna in Massa because the printed program was written in order of Saint=Saëns - Paganini - Wieniawski.
Absolutely, Rondo Capriccioso by Saint=Saëns was suitable for the beginning of this recital as its soloist violinist with Vienna International Orchestra conducted by Maestro Robert Lehrbaumer at Kirche Halbturn (Church) on 15 July 2017.
As I performed Fantasie sur des motifs de l'Opéra "Faust" de Gounod by Wieniawski on the concert at Smetana's Museum of Prague on 08 Februar 2018, it was exactly "ready to go" for it.
And La Campanella from Violin Concerto No. 2 by Paganini was my winning program with Violin Concerto No. 1 by Paganini for X. Concorso Internazionale di Musica Trofeo Città di Greci (2015), I should absolutely perform it at the end of this concerto.
Additionally, it was the third time to play Hora Spiccato / Hora Staccato by Dinicu - Heifetz for the bis after twice of concerts in Hamburg (Germany) and Boca Raton (U. S. A.).
Can I say it that I was really happy also for this time that I could make the Audience mostly satisfied as usual ? Is it also the cause that I was reminding the streets in Massa without being lost ? More than three times of standing ovations never justify to blame this concert, I'm sure.
After performing on the concert, I, Maestro Iaropolov and the organizers wenn to having a pizza together. This time, I heard their very sincere making history.
"Ci Sentiamo !"
Although it is as usual to walk on the fresh night streets also in Massa, zeit geht so schnell, and it was also too short.