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Monday, 27 May 2013

Chopin Unplugged

Monday, 27 May 2013
Saturday I was invited by one of my favorite piano players, Alex Negriuc, to attend his recital at Banffy Castle. The event was organized by A1 Gallery, a nice organization that plans cultural outdoor events.

I can't fully describe how perfect was everything. There were lots of other exhibitions taking places in different corners of the castle. Like a sculpture by Raluca Cozma called "Boxed Thinking and Crisalide",  a cute powerpoint story of wolfs, played inside the castle, in the dark, by A1 Gallery and many others, including an outdoor cafeteria with muffins, apple tarts, lemonade and beer. :)

Listening to Nocturne No. 20 (one of my favorites from Chopin. that you may know for The Pianist), covered in a blanket, at night, next to that castle, gave me goosebumps.
He also played three pieces by Karl Filtsch, Chopin's favorite student. This boy, that died from tuberculosis at the age of fifthteen, played compositions of Chopin and Liszt, as good as his masters. He actually lived at the Banffy Castle for a while. The concert was also in his memory.















last three pictures are taken by a friend.




here a link to a video: https://vimeo.com/66993984




1 comment

  1. What a wondeful event and the 'stage' setting! Also I love the photo of you and the dogs. :))

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