Presented by Concerts for Christchurch Foundation Trust.
Jun Hong Loh (violin) and Tony Chen Lin (piano).
10 April, The Piano. Tony Chen Lin is very familiar to Christchurch audiences, having lived here when he was younger and made numerous trips back to perform since studying and working overseas, but he has now introduced us to another fine musical talent in violinist Jun Hong Loh.
Every note, phrase and inflection were carefully considered, both players extremely expressive in their playing and demeanour as they explored every avenue open to them in the three quite different works on show today.
From the opening bars of the Allegro from Mozart’s troubled Sonata in E minor K.304, it was clear that here were two performers totally in sync with each other, both playing with the same intent, understanding and musical direction.
The two movements presented today showed both the sadness and the optimism that pervade the sonata.
In the Tempo di Minuetto the duo achieved a sense of aching from the plaintive violin opening and the frequent mood shifts were