“A genius! For 37 years I’ve practised fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius!”
It takes a lot of practice, too, to make it into the Heifetz Institute, so perhaps that’s one of the reasons why Spanish composer and violin virtuoso Pablo De Sarasate’s music seems to stimulate some of the most memorable performances on the Heifetz stage. In 2018, it was HeifetzPEG student SoHyun Ko playing Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen. The year before, Ji-Won Song‘s spectacular Sarasate take on Mozart’s Magic Flute.
So…what’s more exciting than a Sarsate piece for solo violin? How about a piece for TWO violins? #Heifetz2019 students Julia Schilz and Christina Nam, joined by the redoutable Rohan De Silva at the piano, closed out our 2019 Stars of Tomorrow season in Francis Auditorium in bravura style, with a tour-de-force performance of Sarasate’s Navarra, a piece written in tribute to his Spanish home. ¡Olé!