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Well done @David Lai! Congratulations with this performance!

Cheers and happy studies,

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Very nice David! I’ve played piano with lots of big bands, but never with an orchestra. I’m envious.

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What a fun performance, David!

Mozart used to say that music needs to "flow like oil", and your sure touch certainly manifests that.

Your cadenzas and embellishments were a lovely mix of Mozart and yourself. Fresh and appropriate.

Congratulations!


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Aww, thank you, friends!!!

I had fun on stage, and I'm glad the spirit of it is present in this recording. For your reference, Garritan CFX was my main VST these past few months, and I use it with the VPC1. smile

Thanks again for all your warm messages! I especially loved Jane's observation about my cadenzas and embellishments. I kept the style while not forgetting to joke around in the process, heehee. :P

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I always thought Mozart had a great sense of humour. Heard you playing so nicely there. I just bloo**dy wish!

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What a joy! You have won the Mozart competition, and then shown us how deserved an honor it was!

Your performance was lovely. Congratulations on your well deserved successes. thumb


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That was fantastic music David. FYI the audio and video recording were top class, so the university took this performance very seriously.

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Originally Posted by David Lai
For your reference, Garritan CFX was my main VST these past few months, and I use it with the VPC1. smile
If they are good enough for David, they are good enough for me.

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FYI the audio and video recording were top class, so the university took this performance very seriously.

Well, to tell you the truth -- I had to take it to an audio engineer I worked with last year for a remix. The original mix sounded thin and off balance. I am very grateful for his kindness to help me remix and he did what he could with the sessions.

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If they are good enough for David, they are good enough for me.
Yep, that's the spirit!!! smile

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Bravo! 👏


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Originally Posted by David Lai
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FYI the audio and video recording were top class, so the university took this performance very seriously.

Well, to tell you the truth -- I had to take it to an audio engineer I worked with last year for a remix. The original mix sounded thin and off balance. I am very grateful for his kindness to help me remix and he did what he could with the sessions.
Interesting - it came out pretty good! The Concerto was a joy and the engineering stuff is secondary.

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Originally Posted by newer player
The Concerto was a joy and the engineering stuff is secondary.

unfortunately, sound production is *never* secondary

great performance and recording - congratulations

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The Concerto was a joy and the engineering stuff is secondary.

unfortunately, sound production is *never* secondary

great performance and recording - congratulations


Thank you!!! And yes, I agree that engineering is important, especially as you listen to these recordings. A well-engineered recording will make you appreciate the music a lot more, at least that's been the case for me.

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This is actually my first post on this forum.

I ​stumbled across this post yesterday while doing some unrelated research on digital pianos. Clicked on the youtube link out curiosity and ended up listening to the whole thing through.

All I can say is bravo and wow! This has been one of my favorite concertos ever since I was a kid, and I've heard dozens of recordings and performances over the years. In all honesty, yours is as good as any I've heard, and I especially enjoyed your creative and tasteful embellishments - so well done.

Also, the cadenzas were wonderful and not ones I've heard before - did you write them yourself?

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks - this really made my day!

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Huuuuge respect!:)


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Also, the cadenzas were wonderful and not ones I've heard before - did you write them yourself?
Glad I can make your day!

And, I wouldn't call them "written" by myself, but yes, they are all originals... depends on how you look at it, of course. Because I constructed around quotes and references to various pieces, not just musical materials from the concerto. I just wanted to have some fun, and from the comments I got back stage and online, I think I've achieved it. smile

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Congrats David. Impressed with the cadenzas (cadenzi?). Hopefully autosavemidi helped while rehearsing...

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Wow, this is fantastic - congratulations David!

The (re)mix sounds excellent too.

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ps. Thanks to HZPiano for sharing the video.


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Hello,

@David Lai, This Monday evening I took some calmer moment to listen to your performance more attentively, and to share it with my brother as well.

Let me again acknowledge you with a huge thumbs up, very well done. My brother was just as impressed.

Cheers and keep up the good work,

HZ

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