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Răzvan Suma - the Teacher, at the end of the Master Class

Friday, 26 July 2013 , ora 13.36

Since 18th July, Răzvan Suma has been teaching the master class entitled 'Playing at Altitude' in Poiana Ștampei, Suceava.

The first edition of the master class 'Playing at Altitude' concludes on 26th July. How would you describe the twenty students?

 As the name of the master class implies, I think they all performed at a high level. We held a concluding concert in the Synagogue in Bistrița during which they all performed very well, and today we will hold another one. Their performance is truly at a high 'altitude'.

In your own opinion, what are the qualities that an instrumentalist needs to possess in order to be awarded the title of the best student at the 'Playing at Altitude' master class?

 You can tell one's quality after the first notes, perhaps after the first half a minute of playing, but that's not what's important. We don't want to hold a competition, we simply want to reward someone who deserves to be rewarded and I assume that each and every one of them will, at some point, deserve to be rewarded with a concert or a recital. There are in fact three awards, this concert in Cluj, and two recitals in the Synagogue in Bistrița, which is most likely the most important concert hall in the Bistrița area.

Will you please tell us a few words about your collaboration with Ștefan Horvath, the other master class trainer?

I have been collaborating with him since I was in the first grade in school and it is a very emotional get-together, and it seems that we had the same energy going into this master class as we had in the past when we first started playing in a trio together, and I am sad because it is ending.

Lucian Haralambie
Translated by Șerban Dudău and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest