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Discussion in 'General' started by diminished2nd, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. diminished2nd

    diminished2nd New Member Piano Society Artist

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    I'm going to be in a masterclass with Leon Fleisher this Friday, playing the 4th Chopin ballade. I'm starting to get really nervous, but also REALLY excited! Has anybody here ever seen him before?
     
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    Wow, that is an incredible honour (*Canadian spelling) to be chosen for a masterclass with such a big name. Your playing is incredible, so you certainly deserve the spot.

    I recently read an article on him and it seems he is not only very talented, but also a very nice guy with a willingness to genuinely help other players. Be sure to take a photo, if you can!

    Good luck. You will do well.
     
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    Yes, I saw him here in Chicago play a short all-Bach program last year.
    He played "Sheep May Safely Graze", the Capricco in Bb, and the
    Brahms-Bach Chaconne for left hand. No encore. Very fluid and deeply
    musical, as one would expect from someone with so much experience,
    but he seemed like a very nice guy.
     
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    Gosh, you lucky talented bastard ! If nothing else, this will look great on your CV :lol:
    I can see you'd be apprehensive sitting next to such a giant. But there is probably no need for that.
     
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    Have fun!!! and be in every moment ... it'd be awful to go thru it all in a nervous daze and not have a memories to recall!!
     
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    ahhh thanks guys! it really is an amazing honor. I will try to not be so nervous so that I can remember everything that happens :lol: and I will DEFINITELY be taking pictures!!
     
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    Congratulations on this opportunity of a lifetime! How thrilling. You will have to post pictures so all of us can drool. :D
     
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    I echo what all the others have said here. Congratulations and good luck tomorrow!
     
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    Well......................today's Saturday. We're all in suspense about how it went yesterday.

    What kinds of advice did he give to you and the others? -- Please pass along so we can use in our own playing. Also, am hoping you will submit mp3 of the Chopin Ballade you played.

    Hope you had a great time yesterday and am very eager to hear about it.
     
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    Yeah! :)

    (maybe he's still sleeping....)
     
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    Or... Ole Fleisher bit his head off :lol:
     
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    I choose to think that the 3-day congratulatory champagne binge he went on after his triumphant showing has yet to end! :lol:
     
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    Well, he seems to be ignoring us. C'mon, Austin - give us the goods! :)
     

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