Pierce Wang and Max Baluyev backstage at Vacaville Performing Arts Theater

Pierce Wang and Max Baluyev backstage at Vacaville Performing Arts Theater

Pierce Wang (14 years old) performed a violin concerto by Julie Conus in E minor with Solano Symphony Orchestra this evening. What a fantastic violinist! Being a concertmaster of the orchestra I have observed Pierces playing very closely. His playing exhibits flawless technique, impeccable intonation and uncanny understanding of musical phrasing. At the end of the concerto which went great, the orchestra and the audience were treated to an encore called "Der Erlkonig" by Heinrich Ernst. This composition is considered to be one of the most challenging pieces ever written for the violin! Pierce breezed thru it like it was walk in the park! What an amazing talent! YouTube has a video of Pierce playing this piece when he was 11! Please check it out!

 

 

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