With Lyrica Classic Almos performed Max Bruch’s violin concerto on October 2, 2019 at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Having a child who has the mental capacity to absorb all this information is rare. One of the students of Prof. Petrushevski, Almos Quevedo is indeed a very rare talent, who has potential to deal with the complexity of this information on a very high level.
Systematic teaching and going through standard repertoire is necessary to develop all aspects of the technical side. With Almos, Prof. Petrushevski went through the standard repertoire that included various studies and children’s concertos.This resulted in the technical side of his playing developing systematically but at the same time with great speed. Almos is now playing with ease pieces such as Bazzini The Dance of the Goblins, all 5 movements of Lalo’s Symphony Espagnole, the Kreisler Recitative and Scherzo etc.
Another important aspect of teaching Almos was teaching him to play without shoulder rest. History shows us that many great violinist such as Heifetz, Milstein, Perlman etc. play and played without a shoulder rest. There are many advantages to such technique but at the same time the matter of dealing with shifts, especially on the way down, is indeed a difficult task. The flexibility of the left hand thumb is crucial in such an approach. The work that has been done with Almos in this regard has resulted in a very light but at the same time active left hand and a great left hand finger dexterity.
As a result of last two years of working with Almos, in March 2018 he will be performing in Vienna’s MusicVerein Golden Hall Bazzini’s “The Dance of the Goblins” sharing the stage with stars of the classical music world such as Ramon Vargas and Yusif Eyvazov.
A. Bazzini “La Ronde des Lutins”
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto N.1
Chamber Vocal & Instrumental Music at Carnegie Hall Concert Series. October 2019.