In this session, Parin and Potavanich will discuss the different ways to learn and develop musicality, and they way emotions, feelings, and interpretations contribute to this. Both will perform, and help students with this process
Scott Brown, reporter
Treat every note with love and care
Play with your heart. These were the main points being expressed by Parin and Potavanich. To open the session, the duo played part of the first movement of Vivaldis Concerto for 2 Trumpets.
Parin spoke about finding your inner voice to be your own musician. Listen to recordings to get models of sound, but dont try to completely imitate those sounds. Everyones sound is unique. Your musicality and artistry depend on many factors such as personality, character, ability, and even your mood at the moment of creation!
After speaking for a short period of time Parin invited students to come to the stage and to play a lyrical passage. The student could either bring their own music or the two would provide them with something to sight-read from a folder containing excerpts from solo literature and orchestral parts. The two focused on getting the students on stage to play with good breath support, and at least for the time being, to ignore the markings on the page so that the dynamic range could be exaggerated. Vibrato was also an issue that was discussed with interest. Parin suggested not focusing on the vibrato and just letting it happen.
The master class had a very relaxed feel to it. A number of students, representing a variety of ability levels, got to play during the master class