PhilipKT Posted January 25, 2020 Report Share Posted January 25, 2020 I was a monitor for a concerto competition at a local church. I had the opportunity to listen to a dozen or so really fine young players, each playing a major piece, and each playing at an extremely high level. I checked in each player before he went in to perform, and had a chance to glance at instruments. One lad in particular had a breathtaking Violin. I wondered what it was, but didn’t ask. This young boy played the first movement of the Barber concerto, which, like that of Beethoven or Sibelius or Mendelsohn, fails if not played with exquisite beauty. We were sitting outside the sanctuary, but could see through the surrounding glass windows, and we could hear a little bit. The sound of this violin was amazing, in power and quality, even when heard outside the sanctuary. The proud father came over to chat, and I asked what Violin he had. “A Vuilluame.” Was the proud answer. I was quite surprised. “A real one?” “Yes, a real one. It was very expensive.“ It was interesting to listen to the Young students, all of them played extremely well. The difference in sound between this violin and the other instruments was profound. A lot had to do with the little boy(all 95 pounds of him)who was playing so well, of course, but it was such a pronounced difference. Never let it be said that an instrument makes little difference. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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