Saturday 19 May 2012

Prokofiev magic at Norwich Assembly House

On Monday 14th May 2012 I attended the Royal Academy of Music Lunchtime Concert at the Assembly House, Norwich as the Norfolk and Norwich Festival brought us more splendid classical music. Violinist Midori Komachi and pianist Riyad Nicolas brought us a varied programme to delight the large audience who gave the duo a warm Norfolk welcome to the Festival.

The programme consisted of From Far Beyond Chrysaanthemums and November Fog - Takemitsu, Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in D, Op. 94a - Prokofiev, Piece en forme de Habanera - Ravel, Poeme op. 25 - Chausson and Souvenir de Moscou op. 6 - Wieniawski.

Midori Komachi and Riyad Nicolas put on a brilliant performance with my personal highlight being the Prokofiev Sonata which highlighted the musical talents of these two young musicians. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Royal Academy of Music to showcase some of the stars of the future at such a beautiful venue as Norwich's Assembly House and their series at the Festival is always very popular.

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