The performers were quite impressive. It takes a lot of bravery to participate in a masterclass. For those who haven’t encountered one before, a masterclass is essentially a private lesson on stage. You work with a highly accomplished professional on a piece that you’ve prepared. The instructor provides constructive criticism and advice…. all in front of an audience of your peers (who are often also very accomplished themselves.) It’s extremely courageous to put yourself in that kind of vulnerable situation.
The flutists we watched this weekend handled it beautifully. One of the performers was just 17 years old and was very talented. She has a bright future ahead of her.
The last performer we saw was absolutely incredible. There wasn’t a single flaw. We were all waiting to hear what James Galway would say to him. There wasn’t much improvement to be made! His name is Adrian Sanborn and he’s a student of New England Conservatory.
|This platinum flute looks similar to the one I tried. |
The one pictured here was made by Brannen. Fancy!