Sunday, August 24, 2008
Someday, she thinks, she'd like to focus on accompanying. I'm sure she'd be fabulous at it. She's actually been doing some simple accompanying of Book 1 & 2 Suzuki students since about the age of 8 and has always been a proper accompanist -- following and supporting her soloist rather than hammering through her own part. For now piano is sort of a hobby, something that gets squeezed around the corners of the violin & choral stuff she's more passionate about. Too bad she's so good at it ... people expect a certain drive and committment to it, something that's been in short supply lately. But during the VSSM week she did focus mostly on piano, and did some nice playing. Here's her performance of the Khatchaturian Toccata from the Friday piano recital.