Soloist, pianist Quang Hong Luu, spoke to Christine Whiston After The Performance
My first meeting with the Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra was last year (pre-COVID) but once we collaborated, I clearly felt their incredible fresh energy to make music.
It was remarkable to be that close to the audience. A soloist caters to the surroundings and communicates very differently. There was such a strong communication and intimacy with this audience. I felt the energy coming from the audience and they embraced the invisible “vibe”.
You can feel it, and this inspires you to give your best, audience, orchestra and soloist communicate, and this is so uplifting.
The interview with pianist Luu Hong Quang in The Village Voice
I invited some of my students and friends to the concert and my students were so stimulated by the closeness to the orchestra, to the colours and passions. Live performance is not the same as listening at home, it has its own energy.
Pianist Luu Hong Quang with The Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra
A music performance is like a Christmas present, you know you are getting it, but you don’t know until you open it what is inside.
The Village Voice journal, Sydney
As a musician on stage, you are the messenger with no words. Subconsciously, you have a sense of admiration for this music and the amazing capacity to be touched by this genius and proud to be part of the communication of the artist’s insight.
Christine Whiston Journalist – The Village Voice.