Saturday 13th October 2018 at 7.30pm
Alexandra Vaduva ~ piano
Our new season got off to an excellent start with a return visit from the delightful young virtuoso pianist Alexandra Vaduva. Not only is she stunningly communicative at the keyboard, but also gave a very articulate introduction to the music on her programme. Of Romanian origin herself she introduced, with enthusiasm, music by fellow-countryman George Enescu, music from two of whose Suites for Piano formed part of the programme. Another Suite by his contemporary, Bartok, introduced the second half of the recital.
Alexandra's performance began with a sparkling rendition of two Scarlatti sonatas followed by an early sonata by Schubert. The concert ended with a beautiful performance of Beethoven's "Moonlight" sonata; though a staple of the recital repertoire Alexandra brought freshness and vitality to her account especially with her exciting and joyous performance of the finale.