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The Tuesday Evening Season - 25th February, 2014
"I wanted to create a complex repertoire with slow-paced compositions as well as virtuosic ones, combining in this way sensitivity with agility. I wished for this recital very much and I wanted it to have a wide range of colours where every tone can be easily noticed. I hope I managed to offer the audience this tone map this evening."
Andra Lucia Andrei has displayed a vast colour range in which virtuosity fragments were predominant. She is a 2nd Year student at the Bucharest National University of Music in the class of the greatly esteemed violinist Gabriel Croitoru. The maestro told us the following about the development of his pupil:
"I have known Andra for many years and I am glad that she is progressing in a positive direction. She had a long, hard itinerary, but it was exhilarating for the audience. We still have work to do, but it is encouraging to see that the young generation has not yet abandoned these tough instruments, as they are hard to handle. The youngsters are trying to perform as best they can, because it is difficult to follow in the footsteps of the ones that have stepped on this stage before them. It is an extremely arduous profession, but just as beautiful."
In Andra Lucia Andrei's virtuosity pieces performed with precision I have noticed a warm sound full of sensitivity, a feature much appreciated by the audience in the Small Concert Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum whom called her back to the stage many times.
Translated by Roxana Țicămucăand Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest