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Coral Solomon at the Romanian Athenaeum

Monday, 10 December 2012 , ora 10.13
On Saturday, 8thDecember, 2012, a piano recital by young pianist Coral Solomon, aged 19, took place at the Small Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum. I was present at the event having been attracted by the programme which was well put together: Ballad in G minor by Frederic Chopin, Sonata op. 10 no. 3 in F majorby Ludwig van Beethoven, "La Valée d'Obermann" from Franz Liszt's Years of Pilgrimage cycle and ending with Sergei Prokofiev's Sonata no. 3 in A minor.

The young pianist had no problem transitioning from one type of repertoire to another. Her performance was marked by a distinct sensibility which led to an original view on each opus. I would also like to mention that she, currently a scholar in her second year of study at the Cleveland Institute of Music, has proved to have great strength. The recital had no break, which surprised me as the repertoire she chose is not really easy. Nevertheless, the student's concentration power did not diminish; on the contrary, she managed to dose her energy in such a way as to overcome the technical difficulties of the last two scores.

The musician's efforts were rewarded with a long round of applause followed by two encores. The recital was a very pleasant way of spending a weekend night as we wait for the snow and the winter holidays.

Petra Gherasim
Translated by Valentin Tepes-Paleuand and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, Bucharest University