Tonight was the world premiere from the Neuwirth Viola Concerto in Graz, Austria, and I come out of it with an overwhelming feeling. Finally this happened and the piece was born “for real” with an audience, a hall, an atmosphere…
It was very well received by a quiet, listening audience, who shouted bravos at the end.
I myself felt a strong personal involvement in the piece, feeling that it drew a lot of interior characters and thoughts out of me. I felt it was a very emotional journey through the story of the piece.
I now can’t wait to meet Olga in person in November, when we’ll give another performance, this time in Vienna. It will also give all of us a nice chance to come back to the piece with a little distance.
Here starts the life of this Music…
Read Antoine Tamestit’s blog “Olga Neuwirth and me: serving and discovering”.