Sometimes my best concerts happen when I don’t expect it at all. Yesterday night at Minoo, Maple-Hall, outside of Osaka, almost in the countryside, fresh air, green mountains and a very nice concert hall…
Together with brilliant pianist Ryoko SAWAKI we were able to create a breathtaking atmosphere from Schubert “Arpeggione”, via Enescu and Taffanel to Franck “Sonata”. And the great supportive audience accompanied us on our exciting journey through this romantic music, in the best sense of the word.
A marvellous concert evening took place not in Carnegie, or Suntory, or Musikverein-Hall: it happened in the countryside outside Osaka, and we LOVED it!
Recital, Auer-Sawaki, Minoo Maple-Hall, October 30, 2014
Sometimes it’s weird when and where I write my posts. After a packed week – touring with wonderful guitar player Janez Gregoric in Austria, an Auers’ Flutery lecture concert in Vienna and a Wiener Virtuosen concert at Musikverein (yes, an event every night) – I’m now at Helsinki airport, waiting for my connecting flight to Osaka. The next days are full and packed – but only with beautiful music: our Mozart d-major concerto the day after tomorrow with Kyoto Symphony Orchestra (great conductor Naoto OTOMO) in Kyoto, the recital in Osaka Minoo-Hall with marvellous pianist Ryoko Sawaki (Schubert Arpeggione, Enescu, Taffanel Freischuetz and Franck Sonata) on Thursday, and then the following Japan concert tour with my brilliant colleagues of the WIENER VIRTUOSEN, where I will try to do my best in Bizet/Bornes Carmen Fantasy. I’m very much looking forward to my last Japan concert tour in this year 2014!
It was such a great opportunity to performe our most beautiful flute concerto – the Mozart Flute/Harp concerto – together with the outstanding and fantastic harp player Anneleen Lenaerts and CASCO Phil under the baton of Ben Hemhouts in Antwerp/Belgium this year.
Recorded and broadcasted by TV we can now rehear the elegant beauty of this wonderful and ever-lasting masterpiece: link to youtube