Ayana Tsuji – Live in Montreal (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 33:39 minutes | 346 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Warner Classics
At the Montreal International Musical Competition 2016, the young Japanese violinist Ayana Tsuji captured all of the “best performance” awards (including the Bach Award, the Compulsory Canadian Work Award, the Sonata Award, the Caprice by Nicolo Paganini Award, and the best recital Award) in addition to her first place finish. She had previously won major prizes at international competitions in Hanover (Joseph Joachim), Seoul and Tokyo (International Music Competition).
She has performed as soloist with the Montreal Symphony, Nagoya Philharmonic, Kanagawa Philharmonic, Osaka Symphony, Tokyo City Philharmonic, Central Aichi Symphony, Yokohama Sinfonietta, Chubu Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, and the Sejong Soloists.
With this performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto, Ayana Tsuji won the 2016 edition of the prestigious Montreal International Musical Competition. Described by Violinist.com as a “great discovery” and “an artist of consummate taste and persuasive musical power”, she was also honoured with five further prizes in Montreal, including Best Semi-Final Recital. The disc includes her performances with pianist Philip Chiu of Stravinsky’s Duo Concertante, recorded at the semi-finals, and Saint-Saëns’ Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, taken from the quarter-finals.
01 – Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47: I. Allegro moderato
02 – Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47: II. Adagio di molto
03 – Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47: III. Allegro, ma non tanto
Producer: Guylaine Picard. Engineered & live mix by François Goupil.
Recorded on May 31, 2016 at Maison symphonique, Place des Arts, Montréal.