Evelyne performed two recitals for us - this review is of the first one which was targeted at children.Â You can read a more in-depth review of the evening Soirée, including photographs and her complete biography.
It was our first experience to promote a MatinÃ©e concert for children and families at Breinton, but given the overwhelming response, we plan to make this a regular feature. We released tickets for Evelyne's MatinÃ©e recital and for the evening Soirée at the same time; to our surprise the MatinÃ©e sold out very quickly, before the Soirée.Â We are very happy to learn that there are many enthusiastic parents out there!
The program was carefully constructed, with talks and questions by Elena, Evelyne's mother, in between the pieces.Â Evelyne played almostÂ the same programme to the evening concert, which wasn't particularly a selection of child-friendly pieces, but most of the children remained focused.Â Many of them have been taking piano lessons, so I hope the concert was informative and enjoyable.
Evelyne was very professional.Â Elena told me that whether she is playing for children or adults, there must be no compromise and she must apply one hundred percent effort.Â I learned a lot from this mother-daughter pair!
- Beethoven - Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No 2
- Chopin - Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op. 52
- Debussy - L"Isle Joyeuse
- Scriabin - Poeme, Op.32 No 1 in F sharp Major
- Scriabin - Feuillet d"Album, Op.45 No 1