First youtube video... my concerto competition!

Posted by: LiszThalberg

First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/03/07 09:47 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnXCAje5hpU

The moniter brought me out a little too early because the judges were still writing down comment for the previous preformer. So I awkwardly sat and made gestures to my teacher (accompanying from the other side of the church) about how many measures I was going to count off \:D .

Be kind! :p

Matt
Posted by: signa

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/03/07 09:58 PM

it's very good, congratulations!
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/03/07 10:00 PM

Thanks signa, in some of the more technical spots I got a little nervious and rushed. Probably one of the main reasons why my score was not in the "winners circle" But a great and fun learning experience it was.
Posted by: signa

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/03/07 10:02 PM

just a little bit timing problem, i know. but for the 1st time competition, it's just great! i didn't know how good you become actually.
Posted by: playadom

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/03/07 10:21 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by signa:
just a little bit timing problem, i know. but for the 1st time competition, it's just great! i didn't know how good you become actually. [/b]
Yeah, it's almost kind of scary how good he's getting.


He might even catch up to me! \:D
Posted by: apple*

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/03/07 10:40 PM

lots and lots of finesse.
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/03/07 11:08 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by playadom:
 Quote:
Originally posted by signa:
just a little bit timing problem, i know. but for the 1st time competition, it's just great! i didn't know how good you become actually. [/b]
Yeah, it's almost kind of scary how good he's getting.


He might even catch up to me! \:D [/b]
It'll be a while, don't worry.
Posted by: argerichfan

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 01:36 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by playadom:
Yeah, it's almost kind of scary how good he's getting.
Tell me about it.

If I'm not mistaken, you were watching this at the same time I was! Your user name came up, though mine is different on YouTube, so therefore you might not have known that you had company!

Let's give Matt a for a job well done. This young lad is going to go places... and his presence on this forum is a treasure.
Posted by: keyboardklutz

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 02:08 AM

Well, you know what i'll say about your posture - maybe if I re-word: many pianist sit as you do - curving outward the lumber region. Yes, you do need to 'lean' into the piano but from lower down so that your lumber region naturally curves in. I play with blocks under the back legs to assist this. I've just spent all day in a seminar with Professor Earl Owen the renowned hand/face transplant surgeon. One of his jobs is for Sydney Opera. Four famous pianists performed there a short while ago (including Christine Ortiz) and he said they ALL blocked up the back legs. sitting on less of the stool will also help. Your torso/arms are wonderfully free!

I don't know of any concert hall in the world where this performance wouldn't hold it's own! Fantastic. I had to listen 3 times.
Posted by: Ragnhild

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 03:10 AM

All I can do is to second argerichfan:
 Quote:
This young lad is going to go places... and his presence on this forum is a treasure.[/b]
It's your first competition and you seem very much in control and enjoying yourself...Bravo, Matt !

Ragnhild
Posted by: drumour

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 06:21 AM

I agree totally with KeyboardKlutz on the posture issue. It needs to be put right otherwise there will be problems. You may not think it, but it is a slouch.

Very effective playing, though.


John
Posted by: Lemon Pledge

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 08:30 AM

Well done! I think you're very talented, and I hope you keep up the good work.
Posted by: Mistaya

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 09:09 AM

Wow, Matt - that was wonderfully played - and you looked so relaxed. Congratulations on a fine performance.
Posted by: L'echange

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 10:41 AM

Very very good Matt,

Congrats!
Posted by: BruceD

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 10:46 AM

I think kbk means "lumbar" region, not "lumber" ... as the latter would certainly produce a "wooden" performance! \:D (Sorry!)

Regards,
Posted by: keyboardklutz

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 11:05 AM

Now THAT is funny! (I can't stop laughing)
Posted by: playadom

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 11:12 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by BruceD:
I think kbk means "lumbar" region, not "lumber" ... as the latter would certainly produce a "wooden" performance! \:D (Sorry!)

Regards, [/b]
Haha!

\:D

Posted by: Piano*Dad

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 11:13 AM

Ah, Bruce, ya made my morning!


\:D


P.S. Watch out, a few more of those and Monica will call the pun police on you too.
Posted by: jotur

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 11:41 AM

Matt that was just too cool! You owned that piece - lovely and graceful. Really well-done - it's so much fun to have you on the forums! Congratulations!

Cathy
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 07:10 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by BruceD:
I think kbk means "lumbar" region, not "lumber" ... as the latter would certainly produce a "wooden" performance! \:D (Sorry!)

Regards, [/b]
Hahah that would be a "solid" performance though...
Posted by: Bassio

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 07:17 PM

This is pure Classical performance!
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 10:49 PM

Haha yes it is Bassio!
Posted by: John Citron

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 11:27 PM

Great job Matt. I agree with the others here. You'll be going places someday.

Try sitting on the edge of the bench instead of the middle. This will help in your movement.

John
Posted by: lovebach

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/04/07 11:40 PM

Wonderful Matt! Congratulations on a fine performance!
Posted by: diinin

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/05/07 08:50 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by signa:
for the 1st time competition, it's just great! [/b]
It wasn't your first competition, was it? Just the first time on YouTube, right?

I thought you played beautifully. Please add more videos to YouTube. They don't have to be from competition! Tell all those people above that you have the lumbar slouch because you're so tall... \:\)
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/05/07 09:12 AM

I thought your performance was very good and it's obvious you are *very* talented. Did the judges mention anything else of interest besides rushing at some technically difficult spots(or maybe that was your own conclusion?)?

What kind of piano did you play? And finally does your screen name mean you are a Debussy fan?

Regards,
PL
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/05/07 06:35 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by diinin:
 Quote:
Originally posted by signa:
for the 1st time competition, it's just great! [/b]
It wasn't your first competition, was it? Just the first time on YouTube, right?
[/b]
A first to both actually. \:D
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/05/07 06:39 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by pianoloverus:
I thought your performance was very good and it's obvious you are *very* talented. Did the judges mention anything else of interest besides rushing at some technically difficult spots(or maybe that was your own conclusion?)?

What kind of piano did you play? And finally does your screen name mean you are a Debussy fan?

Regards,
PL [/b]
Thanks.

The technically difficult rushing was a comment that I myself made. One of the judges marked me down a little for stage presence not totally there. He told me that I really looked like I enjoyed it but I didn't acknowledge my audience enough.

I love to listen to Debussy, playing him is well.. uhhmm... :rolleyes:
Posted by: Saul

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/07/07 09:39 AM

Very good, Matt.
Thanks for posting.
Posted by: PianoTeacherKim

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/07/07 11:39 PM

Great job, Matt!
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/07/07 11:43 PM

Thanks everybody.

The scores of the competitors were released.

I came in 3rd out of 14. For me this was a prize far greater than winner, it was a truely great experience. Since the competition was open to musicians 12-21 there were people with twice as much musical experience as me.

My teacher told me she was very VERY proud of me and that essintially made my MONTH not just day.
Posted by: Palindrome

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/07/07 11:57 PM

I thought the performance was excellent. When I posted a comment, though, it turned up under the youtubename of a houseguest who had stayed with me a month ago. Go figure.
Posted by: keyboardklutz

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/08/07 03:22 AM

Congratulations on coming third - a fantastic achievement.
Posted by: ecm

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/08/07 04:08 AM

Congratulations!
It is a very good performance, keep up the good work!

Did you play the whole concerto? If so, can you upload the other movements too? I would like to listen to it all! \:\)
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/08/07 09:37 AM

Nope ecm, I have the first movement down but my teacher said to bag this one and move on to a "stronger" concerto. This concerto is a real baby compared to the major concertos.
Posted by: wr

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/09/07 01:19 AM

Great job! I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/09/07 07:05 PM

Thanks wr!
Posted by: lilylady

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/10/07 07:54 AM

Very impressive, Matt!

It must have been very uncomfortable to be sitting there twiddling your thumbs waiting. ;-)

Your playing was very clean and precise. Your hands looked very relaxed while your fingers flew over the keys.

Be proud!

LL
Posted by: DaWF

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/10/07 01:03 PM

What did the other contestants play? I enjoyed your performance a lot!
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/10/07 08:30 PM

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Originally posted by DaWF:
What did the other contestants play? I enjoyed your performance a lot! [/b]
Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Antonio Vivaldi Violin Concerto in A minor op3 no 6

Beethoven Piano Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major

Tomaso Albinoni Oboe Concerto in D minor

Franz Joseph Haydn Piano Concerto in D Major

Tomaso Albinoni Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op 9 no. 2

Antonio Vivaldi / Emil Pujol Guitar Lute/Guitar Concerto in D. RV93

Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op.64

Domenico Cimarosa/Benjamin Oboe Concerto for Oboe and Strings

Max Bruch Violin Concerto no 1 in g minor op. 26

Bizet/F. Borne Flute Fantaisie Brillante on theme from Bizet’s Carmen
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: First youtube video... my concerto competition! - 12/10/07 08:31 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by lilylady:
Very impressive, Matt!

It must have been very uncomfortable to be sitting there twiddling your thumbs waiting. ;-)

LL [/b]
It was a little awkward, but so was warming up in the choir room... one piano... two piano students... "uhh, could i use the piano for a few minutes?" \:D