Zakhar Bron’s latest child find

She’s 11 years old.

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    • I totally agree. Near perfect intonation, suberb technique and very evident musicality. Can’t wait to hear her again when she’s a bit more grown up and has a proper violin. Natsuho Murata. A name to remember!

  • One can view this latest find as a freak of nature , quite
    astonishing but having little to do with music or the
    art of playing the violin ,one can also entertain the thought of three grown men pretending
    to sit in judgement of this circus event only
    shows how low people can sink in using a child
    to further their own ends.

  • A sad spectacle.

    I wonder what the musical equivalent of “run-on sentences” is? Playing as quickly as possible is usually the enemy of phrasing that is essentially musical.

    Dance-form-based music should be played no faster than people could dance to it. A pity.

    Played with awareness, and slowly enough for the music to breathe, that can be a charming piece. Instead, this run-through had me grabbing my blood-pressure medication bottle.

  • Natsuho Murata is not a one piece wonder. Those who doubt her musicianship should sample all of her performances available in Youtube, including the Paganini Cantabile (which preceded the Wienawski in the same competition session), as well as the lyrical parts of the Mozart Violin Concerto No.1 (first movement), the complete No.3 and the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Movt1 and Movt3, Vivaldi “winter” of the Four Seasons, among others. I’m a recent fan and am riveted every time I watch and hear her videos (more times than I can count).

    For example, she wowed the judges at CMIM 2019, with Pierre Amoyal saying he could immediately recognize her special “voice” from the first note that she played.

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