Successful music stories with Monica Isăcescu and Ștefan Costache

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Interview with the violonist Sarah Chang (II)
Sunday, 31 January 2010 , 10.30

Former wonder children are generally regarded with a certain reserve, due to the numerous cases when they haven’t proven much over time, and the huge effort made in their childhood led to tragic endings for the little artists. When adults, wonder children often turn into a shadow of their early glory or they completely disappear from public memory. Fortunately, this is not true for American violinist of Korean origin Sarah Chang, who continues to surprise her audience long after having passed the childhood border.

The artist isn’t free from malicious comments even now, when she’s almost thirty. The violinist’s impeccable appearance, which is taken care of by an entire staff of professionals, has been challenged and considered a camouflage for a lower interpretative quality. In our opinion, nothing could be more further from the truth.

Sarah Chang has gained her place in the gallery of the world’s greatest violinists due to her unusual talent, doubled by an unceasing effort and an extraordinary pleasure of performing. If you attend her recital on February 14th at the Romanian Athenaeum, after having listened to Successful music stories on January 31st, at 10:30, and activated your souls’ sensitive filters, you will certainly notice all these things.
Monica Isacescu
Translated by Alina Roxana Chirilă and Alina-Olimpia Miron
MA students, MTTLC, University of Bucharest