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Tuesday Evening Season - 19th November, 2013
‘I am preparing for a competition in Saint Petersburg, which has an established programme, and I wanted to perform it here. I thought I should take a chronological approach, from Bach to the contemporaries. I also included a Romanian composition – Pastoral Sonata by Carmen Petra Basacopol’s – a composer who writes a lot for harp and I considered it was a sort of gratitude from my part to perform this opus… I love harp and music in general, so I strive to convey a message as much as possible. I felt very good, the audience received me very well, the applauses were warm… I felt at ease and I loved playing here. The acoustics is extraordinary and the instrument is a very good one, so I had all the necessary conditions.’
Miruna Vidican – a young sensible and talented musician who gives life to the harp, turning it into a solo instrument, interesting by the multitude of sonorities, revealed through wonderful technique. Her soloist journey charmed the audience, who rewarded her with well-deserved applauses, so she returned to the stage several times.
Translated by Irina Bortoi and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest