MU­SI­CAL MEN­TORS

Christchurch Mail - - MOTORING -

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

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