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The young youtube virtuosos

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  1. PJF

    PJF New Member Piano Society Artist

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    I prefer Japanese, ichi, ni... :lol:
     
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    san, shi, go, lok, shichi, hachi, kyu, ju!
     
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    Oh, don't say "shi" for 4, it's bad form. :lol:
     
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    wow more concern over the Japanese alphabet, than a child prodigy. :roll:
     
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    I say "shi" for the single digit 4 and "yon" for the 40's and such. (Like, 44 would be yon ju shi.) That's how it was taught to me by a friend of mine from Tokyo.
     
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    Also on youtube is a series called "Imagine... Being a Concert Pianist"
    a really amazing look into the world of these great masters.
    It focuses on an 11 year old kid named Benjamin Grosvenor.
    His musicality is unbelievable.
     
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    Also on youtube is a series called "Imagine... Being a Concert Pianist"
    a really amazing look into the world of these great masters.
    It focuses on an 11 year old kid named Benjamin Grosvenor.
    His musicality is unbelievable.
     
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    I watched the video of that 13 yr old korean girl playing chopin etude op.10 no.4. Her fingers are like sticks and they look horrible.

    you want a real child prodigy, take a look at the videos of this little japanese girl Ami Kobayashi.
    She is so young but plays with so much expression etc. http://www.youtube.com/user/klingsor93
     
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    Holy crap!!!

    She's one in a billion.
     
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    I quit!
     
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    just because of those videos you can't give up that easily.

    I may sound nuts, but I don't get affected by all these videos, in fact I end up working alot harder then usual. It does'nt make me feel deppressed.
     
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    Oh geez ... that little girl is sick! so much expression .. insane
     
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    And next to all the expression, a totally mature and immaculate performance. Amazing how sonorous a sound she produces. Yundi Li had better watch his back. Such staggering talent makes me wonder why us plodding amateurs are even bothering....
     
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    her facial expressions remind me of Lang Lang....how sad there must be a common training method for all the Asian pianists--"silly facial expressions sell!" :?
     
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    And there's a video of her performing as a 3-year old... She can barely reach halfway the pedals. Not sure if this a miracle of a freak of nature :?
     
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    Yeah really astonishing those kids, but I don't want to have their childhood.......but I've to admit that I enjoy to watch how they put every week new videos on youtube and how their technique develops. Enzo and JE Kim are my favorite of those young pianists....I always wonder how on earth they can record almost each week a new technical difficult work......
     
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    I don't think that you realise that those are natural facial expressions, it's her own way of expressing the music.

    In general, all asians, how can you say we are trained to do that. We are not, those expressions are natural, even with me.
     
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    Fortunately, 99.999% of pianists would probably have shared the sentiment.

    Pete
     
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    Indeed, the facial expressions of (I don't mean to sound in any way racist) of Asians are especially intense. I'm curious, are there cultural inspirations to these stereotypically intense emotive facial mannerisms? I rather like Lang Lang's convulsions; it's as though he were a child filled with wonderment, discovering each sound anew.

    I hope someone could elucidate.

    Pete
     
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    for me, nothing, no one, affects the expression on my face. It just comes naturally when i am 100% focused on the music. Actually I never knew till I saw a few photos people took of me when I was playing the piano and my piano teacher told me that.

    My teacher said there is nothing wrong, in fact she enjoys my playing more when I drift off even if I make weird facial expressions.
     

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