Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Kenneth Gilbert Masterclass

I played for Kenneth Gilbert in a masterclass held at Melbourne Uni today. Out of the six people who performed, I was the only one who didn't play Bach! I think he was quite pleased when I got up and stated that I was going to present the d minor unmeasured prelude from d'Anglebert's third harpsichord suite. I think I played it well, although I didn't feel quite as settled as I would have liked. He seemed to think it was good, though, and just thought that I could have a few more pauses - in fact he told me "not to be afraid of silences".

So that's one piece pretty much ready for my recital in November. Now I've really got to get cracking on the Bach concerto!

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