On 22nd July I gave a two piano concert at Wigmore Hall with Joseph Tong. We have celebrated our 10th anniversary of forming a piano duo last year as Piano 4 Hands and this was really special event for us. The programme included Poulenc, Stravinsky, Britten and new commission work by Dai Fujikura. We both would like to thank our sponsors IIJ Europe, Yutaka and Daiwa Capital Markets for their generous support. Also we would like to say thank you to all of you who came to support us. Having a wonderfully warm audience means so much to me.
Today I was teaching one of my pupil who came to this concert with her parents. She told me how much enjoyed the concert so I asked her what she enjoyed the most. She said,
” I enjoyed seeing you smiling and enjoying yourself while you were playing!”
?? I didn’t even realise that I smile during performance to be honest. The music is often so powerful that usually nothing else exist when i perform, not even myself. Of course I am busy listening and physically controlling my body and handling the instrument and somehow I don’t exist. Often I find myself coming back to reality when I hear audience clapping. Then I am back. Very surreal experience but I can tell you very addictive.