About one week ago, it was Concord College’s Spring Concert 2016. This is not the first school concert I’ve participated in, but it is definitely one of the best ones I’ve ever experienced.
The drama in the first half of the concert was absolutely astonishing and hilarious. However, from the aspect of musicality and my own opinion, I enjoyed the second half more. The violinists were highly skilled, and the music was nicely shaped with depth. The tempo was controlled sensitively and beats were with high clarity. It was also surprising the way they coped so well with each other, which seemed like they had put a lot of effort into it, which is admirable.
I was performing the third movement of tempest sonata by Beethoven, since this is not the first time I have performed in a school concert, I adapted to the environment backstage quite well and the atmosphere was nice, people were chatting with each other, except for the fact that it was a bit too hot! The night before the concert, I performed in a showcase in Shrewsbury. Acting on advice from the examiner, I put my whole effort into this and I was quite satisfied with my playing on the night. Hence I would like to tell you guys that it’s a great opportunity to participate in the Spring Concert, so give it a try, and cherish the opportunities we have.
Jacky Jin F5