Recently I have been posting pieces on my Instagram account (@roblunnguitar). The video length max is 1 min so most of the pieces I have posted have been excerpts. I recently expanded my arrangement of Canon in D and this video contains a little bit of that. I am hoping to post a full length video at some point.
A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing Evgeny Kissin in concert in Cincinnati. He is one of my favorite pianists and someone I have been aware of for a loooooooong time. He played Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto followed by THREE encores.
Seeing a great artist in concert, in person, is always so inspiring. He takes mastery to a whole new level. I teach at the college level so I have seen my fair share of student pianists, professors, and guest artists, blah blah but when I saw him he blew them all away and I realized that night that there is a pretty big gap between him and all of the pianists I come into contact on a regular basis.
For one, his dynamic range was WIDE. His softs were very soft and his louds were very loud. Second, he played the fastest, most difficult phrases with complete ease and finally, he also has that “it” factor, that presence that great artists have.
Here are a couple videos I have saved in my Youtube favorites….
I managed to take a few pics of the concert even though the ushers were watching for people with phones…
This is an excerpt of my piece, A Joyful Noise, originally composed for the piano. I always loved the opening chord progression and decided to see if it would work on the guitar.
I will make a video of the full piece soon. Lately I have been posting excerpts on Instagram (@roblunnguitar) and they have a min long max for videos. I decided to start posting some of those videos as well here.