Open Journal / Recent concert performance reports by Naoko Matsui alias Goryo Goryokaku

23. Apr, 2017

After one year of waiting from hearing about Hourtin by Professor Alexandre Brussilovsky in Hamburg (during Violino Virtuoso Series at Alfred Schnittke Akademie Internationale in Hamburg), I could finally come to Hourtin and Médoc (France) to attend his Violin Masterclass in France and play on French concerts. It was also few years after playing La Campanella by Niccolò Paganini at the Auditorium of CRR Paris (? which was near to Fondation Léopold Bellan).

In Hourtin, Professor Brussilovsky was hosting the opening ceremony and progressing the coordinations for all three concerts and the preparation planning at Salle d'Animation d'Hourtin Port. He also instructed all applicants how to come to the lesson room, rehearsal rooms in each form of concerts, practice rooms, restaurant and Fort d'Enfant (which is between the bridge and the Three Lesson Rooms Building) etc. And what's more, he prepared, brought and delivered all the orchestral parts of the all Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, Danse Sacrée and Danse Profane by Claude Debussy for all of Académie Hourtin Médoc Orchestra members.

In my case, although I and Professor Brussilovsky were in course of studying 2nd Violin Concerto by Sergei Prokofiev and 2nd Violin Concerto "La Campanella" by Niccolò Paganini (mainly Second Mvt.), we decided to continue more perfection of 1st Violin Concerto by Paganini for the urgent use. Here are the programs ;

 

Église de Hourtin / Concert de Clôture "De Musique Hourtin Médoc" (22 April 2017, Hourtin France)

 

Niccolò Paganini ; Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 6, 2nd (Adagio) and 3rd (Rondo) Mvts.

 

Goryo Goryokaku (五稜郭五稜) alias Naoko Matsui (松井直子), Violin

Kaori Hiyama, Piano Accompaniment

 

21ème Académie Internationale Musique Hourtin par Université Musicale Hourtin Médoc (15 - 23 April 2017, Hourtin Port, Hourtin France)

 

Niccolò Paganini ; Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 6

Flint Juventino Beppe ; Violin Sonata No. 2 Op. 56

 

Naoko Matsui alias Goryo Goryokaku, Violin

Kaori Hiyama, Piano Accompaniment (for Paganini)

 

 

Each Violin lessons by Professor Brussilovsky had been held at Pomerot Room after passing Fort d'Enfant and we discussed how to be ready for the all concerts at Open Rehearsal Room (in the three rehearsal rooms building), Église de Hourtin (Church) and Église de Gaillan Médoc (Church), etc. There, nobody boycotted any concerts at any reasons.

The revue of the Cloture Concert had been changed to Église de Hourtin (Church) instead of Salle d'Animation of Hourtin Port since before attending the Conference for Russian Ballet Music on 21 April 2017 afternoon at Salle d'Animation. There, I was happy to play 1st Violin Concerto by Paganini also at Église de Hourtin with warm and crystal acoustic, under the altar arch of "Gloria In Excelsis Deo". The accompaniment by Kaori Hiyama was very comfortable to play Violin Concerto by Niccolò Paganini.

Before and even after the concert, I heard several discussions for the huge difference (or rather "contradiction" ?) of duration of the Cloture Concert even also from Professor Brussilovsky ; more than 2 hours or just 20 minutes ? There I was believing that the short one is just for my approximative performance duration only for 2nd and 3rd mvts. of the 1st Violin Concerto by Paganini. However, I doubted what I heard today from regional radio news in Bordeaux that only the soloist violinist at the concert in Huy (Belgium) played on the concert yesterday at Église de Hourtin. There, also the cloturation of its concerned studio had been announced.   

After leaving Hourtin to Bordeaux, I saw a ultra vivid dream that I was diving into warm deep blue water in a (kind of ?) sunk church (?!) building which had a light column at the center, ultra comfortably. From there, I saw a non-broken light stained glass and took the photo (?!).

8. Apr, 2017

Since 14 years to come to Wavre / Waver again after listening short violin and organ recital by one of my ancient professors Adam Korniszewski, for the works by Josef Gabriel Von Rheinberger and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach with organ accompaniments. Whether I was already having land intuition also in Waver / Wavre thanks to the first visit, coming to Académie de Musique de Ville de Wavre (Music Academy of Wavre) for "Rencontres Musicales Internationales en Wallonie (RMIW)" was not too difficult. During entire period of the RMIW, I attended Violin Masterclass by Professor Tomasz Tomaszewski in order to continue my violin study with him after his Masterclass in UdK Berlin in last month.

I was really, really glad to come to Belgium for violinistic purpose ; to study the violin with Professor Tomaszewski and perform on concerts in Belgium also in this year, after the New Year's Concert in Last year even I'm living in Germany now. Although Wavre / Waver is in Brabant Wallon Region I think, many ambitious Germans from Hamburg and Würzburg were coming in Waver / Wavre and repeatedly talking how to connect themselves to certain artistic career in Berlin whether with or without UdK Berlin, before and after Violin Masterclass by Professor Tomaszewski.

The opening reception had been held at the City Hall or Reception Hall of Hôtel de Ville (Public Office) of Wavre / Waver very sympatically. There however, I could not understand why only the audience was damaged wooden floor (not on the stage).

Here are the programs ;

 

Concert Series in the framework of RMIW / Rencontres Musicales Internationales en Wallonie (04 and 07 April 2017, Auditorium Dupont Del Sart of Académie de Musique de Ville de Wavre, Wavre / Waver Belgium)

 

Niccolò Paganini ; Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 6, 2nd (Adagio) and 3rd (Rondo) Mvts.

 

Naoko Matsui alias Goryo Goryokaku, Violin

Dino Anglani, Piano Accompaniment

 

RMIW / Rencontres Musicales Internationales en Wallonie / Violin Masterclass by Professor Tomasz Tomaszewski (02 - 08 April 2017, Académie de Musique de Ville de Wavre, Waver / Wavre Belgium)

 

Niccolò Paganini ; Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 6

Johann Sebastian Bach ; Partita No. 2 in d minor BWV1004 (whole movements including Ciaconna / Chaconne)

 

Naoko Matsui alias Goryo Goryokaku, Violin

Dino Anglani, Piano Accompaniment (for Paganini)

 

 

Each Violin Lesson by Professor Tomaszewski is hyper intensive without losing any concentrations at any moments, at all ! We also experimented a new but high-performanced and beautiful baroque bow (which Professor Tomaszewski explained me that it was made by a Baroque Violin Maker in Hamburg) in order to understand and found more appropriate bow movements in Partita No. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach and tried harder perfection of Violin Concerto No. 1 by Niccolò Paganini but to perform the concerto as comfortable as possible.

Immediately, we decided to play Violin Concerto by Paganini on 04 April 2017 in the program of RMIW concert series at Auditorium Dupont Del Sart. There, due to modification of the program order (caused by guitarist's late arrival), I performed much earlier than the expected time. However, I could show my concert playing to Professor Tomasz Tomaszewski on my second concert on 07 April 2017. The accompanist M. Dino Anglani opened the door of my rehearsal room freshly and cheerfully told me "Naoko ! C'est toi, maintenant !" to hurry to the stage of Auditorium Dupont Del Sart. The accompaniments by M. Anglani were very stable and comfortable to play until the last note of the Violin Concerto by Niccolò Paganini. The acoustic of Auditorium Dupont Del Sart was as dry as Weißsaal (White Hall) of Bad Kissingen (Germany). 

But, Zeit geht schnell ! I already attended the last violin lesson by Professor Tomasz Tomaszewski for this time. Professor Tomaszewski gave me his edited music of a beautiful violin piece "Buntes Allerlei / Capriziöser Waltzer" by Georg Boulanger (one of the pupils of Leopold Auer) !! And I began practicing it with my current program.  

28. Mar, 2017

Castiglione Falletto is outskirt of Trino with Alba which has a big castle on top of the central area. There, I played works by Bach and Paganini at Chiesa di Sant'Anna / Saint Anna Church which was on the street between Clocktower and Dom, in the framework of 1st International Competition "Musica in Langa" in Castiglione Falletto. 

Most of all the people in this competition was whom I encountered as the concerned among my past participated competitions (whether I won or not). And this time, they were always jostling at Saint Anna Church and its front, whether as the concerned or the audiences. However, we, except few of whom participated in Concorso Internazionale Giovani Musicisti Gianluca Campochiaro in Pedara didn't reminisce about other competitions.

Here's the program ;

 

 

I International Competition "Musica in Langa" (26 March 2017, Saint Anna Church of Castiglione Falletto, Castiglione Falletto CN Italy)

 

Johann Sebastian Bach ; Corrente, Sarabanda and Giga / Gigue from Partita No. 2 in d minor BWV1004

Niccolò Paganini ; Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 6, 2nd (Adagio) and 3rd (Rondo) Mvts.

 

Goryo Goryokaku (五稜郭五稜), Violin

Anna Barbero, Piano Accompaniment

 

 

There, nobody won. 

I had been awarded my first 4th Prize and a commemorative photo with my diploma (without any juries, other competitiors or their concerned, at all) had been taken. Another violinist was overjoyed also to be awarded 4th Prize with me. Although the others had also been awarded, severe reasons or causes for their results had been announced at the same time of their awards in front of all of the audiences.

During this short staying in Castiglione Falletto, I saw a dream, in other words (?) I had been visionned a light well in which lots of skulls were sunk in the transparent deep blue water and an old broken symbolic key hunging on the black wall. In this "dream", I had been taught the real name of the competition revue and the swamp with statues in the center of Hamburg with their history, briefly and calmly.

Possibly due to feeling strain for the competition, I sometimes saw a tree in front of the hotel as if it were still christmas tree with all silver decorations and wine bottles (I never drank there !!!) as if it were white chrysanthemums, twice. I was bit strolling around the castle and the Well just after the competition, there there were no more other people around 22 : 25. Due to cloture of the hotel restaurant, I stayed the last night alone.

19. Mar, 2017

Really unexpected, surprising, beautiful and even musically historical (I think or I'm sure) opportunity came to me suddenly from Berlin that I could attend Violin Masterclass by Professor Tomasz Tomaszewski at UdK (Universität der Künste) Berlin instead of Blackmore's Berlins Musikzimmer of Hohenzollerndamm for this time, during entire week (13 - 19 March 2017).

Professor Tomaszewski gave me 5 violin lessons entirely at Carl Flesch Saal (stringer hall) of UdK and the Abschlusskonzert (Cloture Concert) for Violin and Chamber Music had been held also at Carl Flesch Saal today at 19 March 2017. Here are the programs ;

 

Abschlusskonzert des Kammermusikmeisterkurs Zur Vorbereitung auf den 2. Internationalen Beethoven Kammermumsikwettbewerb (19 March 2017, Carl Flesch Saal of UdK / Universität der Künste, Berlin Germany)

 

Niccolò Paganini ; Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 6, 2nd (Adagio) and 3rd (Rondo) Mvts.

 

Naoko Matsui alias Goryo Goryokaku, Violin

Sergej Filioglo, Piano Accompaniment

 

Kammermusikmeisterkurs Zur Vorbereitung auf den 2. Internationalen Beethoven Kammermusikwettbewerb / Violin Masterclass by Professor Tomasz Tomaszewski (13 - 19 March 2017, UdK / Universität der Künste - Carl Flesch Saal, Berlin Germany)

 

Niccolò Paganini ; Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 6

Johann Sebastian Bach ; Partita No. 2 in d minor BWV1004 (whole movements including Ciaconna / Chaconne)

 

Naoko Matsui alias Goryo Goryokaku, Violin

Sergej Filioglo, Piano Accompaniment (for Paganini)

 

 

Since after giving All Saints Anglican Cathedral Concert on 11 December 2016, I always want to develop my interpretations and the realizations (including technical methods in each concepts) especially for Partita by Johann Sebastian Bach and Concerto No. 1 by Niccolò Paganini, at the same time of organizing my concert program in this year. Although I already played them before, I wonder how I could work them entirely and Professor Tomaszewski gave me lots of intensive and very efficient and powerful advices in each detail, by each passage, by each note mostly (not roughly at all !!!!). And what's more, how could I play the Violin Concerto by Paganini, ganz viel leichter und einfacher, ab sofort... !!!!!!

As Professor Tomaszewski told me to play Paganini as well as yesterday's rehearsal, I really respected all of his advices during 5 of his violin lessons and practiced as careful as possible. There, I never played from force of (bad) habit because the new given comfort for playing the violin also gave me certain and intensive concentrations. Those and the immediate results never betrayed me during my concert on today at Carl Flesch Saal. There, I was also enjoying listening this really high level concert ; other participants performers for both solo violin program and chamber music program before and after playing Violin Concerto by Niccolò Paganini and obtaining Masterclass Diploma by Professor Tomaszewski. Pianist Sergej accompanied me (for Paganini) also there, nicely.

2. Mar, 2017

This time I stayed in Brussels bit longer than last time in order to run to M. Antoni Jassogne. My violin bow hair needed being renewed as soon as possible and my violin should be repaired and adjusted urgently as well, whether I was never disturbed to play Violin Concertos by Niccolò Paganini and others, and decode Violin Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Prokofiev, yet. In his atelier, I could also try one of their newest handmade violins which was very light and comfortable to play and I satisfied the results of the reparations (including changing violin bow hair) by M. Jassogne, as usual but impressively.

Only in the last midnight in Brussels this time, I saw a mysterious and long dream ; I was flying in a very vast but crowded building to escape from there or some dreadful people after opening one of the windows. Nobody could pursue me when I get out from there to three roadside trees because all of them except one person suddenly dissappeared. Then, I flied to Vienna (but from where ?). The question of three wooden warehouses (which appeared when I saw dreams enough repeatedly) had been resolved and two of buildings which are existing in the reality showed me meaningful symbols in the night sky. Then, I woke up freshly as if I slept very well, but my clock passed only less than 45 minutes.

 

By the way, my recordings monopolized #1 - #3 in Top 100 N1M Charts "Classical in Germany" this week and last week with Global Top 100 N1M Classical Charts results. Here are the links (internal links only) to listen them and watch their music videos ;

 

Johann Sebastian Bach : Giga / Gigue for violin solo in d minor from Sei Soli / Partita No. 2 BWV1004

 

Goryo Goryokaku alias Naoko Matsui, Violin (unaccompanied solo)

 

Audio Link : Bach Giga Demo (no music video)

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Violin Concerto No. 3 "Straßburg" in G major KV216

 

Goryo Goryokaku alias Naoko Matsui, Violin

Savaria Symphony Orchestra, conducted by one of the pupils of Martin Sieghart

 

Audio vers. : Mozart KV216 1st Mvt, Mozart KV216 2nd MvtMozart KV216 3rd Mvt / Video vers. ; Mozart KV216 1st Mvt, Mozart KV216 2nd MvtMozart KV216 3rd Mvt and Mozart KV216 Full

 

Tomaso Antonio Vitali - Giuseppe Arnaboldi : Ciaconna / Chaconne in g minor for Violin and Orchestra Vers.

 

Goryo Goryokaku alias Naoko Matsui, Violin

Fernando Romano, Conductor

Orfeo Stillo Orchestra

 

Audio Vers. ; Vitali Chaconne / Video Vers. ; Concert Recordings

 

 

Hope you will enjoy them.