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Tuesday Evening Season - 3rd December, 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 , ora 9.48
While the last season of the Tuesday Evening Seasonshe performed a programme of pre-classical music alongside the guitarist Maxim Belciug, this season the well-known violinist, Natalia Pancec Colotelo, returns to the stage of the Small Hall of the Romanian Athenaeumwhere she will perform a programme consisting of Romantic works. For the concert held on 3rd December, which brought to the attention of music lovers musical pieces such as: Violin Sonata No. 3in D minor by Johannes Brahms, Poème op. 2by Ernest Chausson and Introduction et rondo capricciosoby Charles-Camille Saint-SaŽns, her partner was the pianist Verona Maier who was delighted to meet, after many years, her former student, now an experienced musician.

Verona Maier:

'Tonight I was happy to meet a former student. I confess that, before the concert, I suddenly realised that there were ten years since our relationship as a teacher of chamber music and a student ended and I was the more happy to see that time did not pass for no reason, as always happens, and I could say that Natalia confirmed my expectations regarding her potential. She is an experienced violinist who knows exactly what message she conveys when she plays her violin.'

Natalia Pancec Colotelo is a very expressive musicianwho, with her gentle bow movements, displayed a warm attitude, as well as agility, in a programme in which she passed from Romantic lyricism to the capricious passages which performance requires a very high degree of technical skill.

Natalia Pancec Colotelo:

'It was a switch from the German style to the French one and I hope I did it... I enjoyed performing again some French works from a remote period of my life when I used to play works of virtuosity. In some way it was easy for me to repeat the experience and I hope that those who have seen me performing from a long time think that I did not waste my time.'

Through the concert given on 3rdDecember by the violinist Natalia Pancec Colotelo and the pianist Verona Maier, the Tuesday Evening Season presented to us two dedicated musicians who, with great sensibility and with a strong stylistic accent, delighted us with a transition from Brahmsto Saint-SaŽns in a recital concluded, at audience request, with a sequence from Bach.

Jeanine Costache
Translated by Andreea-Ionela Vreja and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest