It’s as though my birthday has come early. A fortnight of blissful self-powered exploration awaits with the unveiling of Medici TV’s Leeds Piano Competition coverage.
Summoning up and deploying that strength was done in an unfussy way. Alessio Bax’s movements were fluid throughout his body, but they were also isolated which meant, from my perspective, that the energy was focussed on the areas of the body that really mattered – hands, fingers and arms.
The combination of seeing and hearing that strength meant I felt safe in the knowledge that this was a solid performer. That doesn’t mean safe and unadventurous, more that the performance felt secure.
The Leeds Piano Competition (or ‘The Leeds’ as it would now prefer to be known) is a big ole’ thing.
The renowned piano competition started life in 1963 at the behest of Dame Fanny Waterman. The biennial award has helped build the careers of many of the big names in the classical music world since.
I haven’t watched or listened to any of the Leeds Piano Comeptition coverage yet, only making a start on the televised finals via BBC iPlayer this morning. Fortunately there’s still a month to go before the catch-up option expires. Knowing who the overall winner doesn’t make each individual episode any less enjoyable to watch. Quite […]