When the strings produced melody

Musical evening

When the strings produced melody

Coordinated: Young maestros  in concert.  dh photos by Kishor Kumar Bolar

The first half of the concert had the young maestros Jaziel and Joy Peters on the first and second violin. Divya, who is  adept at both violin and viola and Cellist Anup Abraham showcased their exceptional talent to a very receptive audience.

The evening began with two solo pieces by Jaziel, Romanza Andaluza by Pablo de Sarasate, the Spanish composer, who made use of four tunes in elegant arrangement followed by Monti Czardas which encompassed several difficult violin techniques which Jaziel handled with ease.
The young maestros quartet then took centre stage with the brother-sister duo of Jaziel and Joy on the violins, Divya on the viola and Anup on the cello. They presented a high quality rendition of Mozart’s pieces including a minuet and a trio, a popular Hungarian dance by Brahms and a lively polka by British composer Sheila Nelson (known for her children's string music). They closed with La Paloma by Iradier, a melodious stylish piece and the piece de resistance of every tenor. The two violins played the melody and were ably supported by the cello and the viola using bizzi catos, a plucking technique which the young maestros performed with great aplomb and assurance.

Up next was a presentation of two guitars and the unusual combination of the violin and the guitar by Noel Gerard and Guitarist Dinesh K. The second half of the programme had the popular guitar duo of Felix Anto and Dinesh who need no introduction to music lovers and are both members of the BSM faculty. In sync: Felix Anto and Dinesh K.

They played two pieces from the romantic period Song without words by Napoleon Coste and Romanza by J Molini.

This was followed by a duet for two movements by Fernando Sor, the Spanish composer known as Beethoven of the classical guitar.

The duo then moved on the another style of music this time with Dinesh on the Portuguese guitar and Felix on the classical closing the performance with two lovely Fado pieces that they played with great sensitivity and expertise.

 The last notes of music faded away into a moment of silence before the air was rent with cries of ‘bravo’ and ‘encore’ from the appreciative audience, acknowledging the wonderful musical talent that was on display that evening.


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