Sunday, September 9, 2018

Congrats, Agatha!!

Congratulations to my double bass student Agatha Shi, for her achievement of attaining principal double bass at the California Youth Symphony. Agatha is a very talented young bassist that has come a long way since she joined my studio two years ago. Good job Agatha!


Friday, March 9, 2018

Bach Fugue

Outstanding performance of the Bach BWV 1001 fugue: https://youtu.be/5EM6t3iHK1Y

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132

Beethoven's late string quartets are among my favorite works. They are introspective, sublime, melancholy, and beautiful. Op.132 came up in my queue today and I had to listen to the 3rd movement a second time.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Yuja Wang: Ravel "La Valse"

Yuja Wang is an exceptional pianist. Caught this on the radio earlier and had to give it another listen:

Friday, March 2, 2018

Great video of Chi-chi Nwanoku discussing the unique 'basse de violon'

Here's a fantastic piece where Chi-chi Nwanoku is interviewed regarding this unique 'basse de violon' instrument. Fantastic player, interesting perspectives:
Dragonetti's Basse de Violon from Royal Collection Trust on Vimeo.