Once again in very fine form, the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (BSO) commenced its 2014 “Great Artists Concert Series” on Feb 25 at the Thailand Cultural Centre with Korean/German violin soloist Clara-Jumi Kang and distinguished Venezuelan guest conductor Carlos Izcaray. The main attraction of the programme was the beautiful and delightful Mendelssohn Violin Concerto In E-Minor, with 26-year-old Kang exploring the luscious sonorities of the violinists’ favourite challenge exquisitely with the aid of the magnificent 1725 Guarnerius del Gesu “ex-Moeller” violin (on loan from the Samsung Music Foundation Korea).
BSO and Clara Jumi Kang.
Her effortless and fluid technical facility worked its way through a note-perfect interpretation, coaxing out of this famous del Gesu as silky and seductive a tone as one could wish for.
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