She's 13, or was at Gfa this year where she won the junior section of the youth competition. Incredible technique for such a young girl, and she definitely has good musicality as well. The general technique is so high now, and at such young ages. There were 11 year old kids playing movements of the Ginastera Sonata, not particularly getting the music but able to get their fingers around it perfectly. They'll be playing that on the competition circuit the entire time they are on it, really 'battle hardened.' Not particularly in the spirit of music in my opinion, but it's what they do.Steve Kutzer wrote: ↑Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:02 pmSeeing some videos of when Leonora Spangenberger was 11 (think she might be 16 now), I'm expecting her to be famous. Not only is her playing technically superb and gracefully phrased, but she just looks utterly relaxed, happy and in the zone. Another young one to keep an eye on is Chaconne Klaverenga.
Daniel Nistico is not only a very accomplished performer, but also writes great music as one can see if one views his 'Fugue'. Puts out a lot of interesting Youtube material.There is such a wealth of young talent now.
I think that's a problem. Digitalization has produced a glut of sorts, and with everybody and his uncle publishing recordings, it's hard to stand out in the massive throng...no matter how perfect one's technique is. Five minutes after one perfect technician appears, another one pops up.Jeffrey Armbruster wrote: ↑Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:00 pm"Oh yes, sorry - forgot all about them. Still probably less than 10 that you could call "world class". Now there are many thousands,"
I wonder if there weren't always more highly accomplished players than anyone knew about, but now youtube makes us aware of the existence of their numbers.
I agree, and I'm not in any way slighting those great young players (of all instruments) who've worked really hard to reach the virtuoso level. The thing is the "blessing" of modern technology is mixed. It's much easier to make quality recordings now, but at the same time it makes it hard to concentrate for very long on a handful of artists.
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