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The Singing Violin Stuns at QPAC's Concert Hall

The Singing Violin Stuns at QPAC’s Concert Hall

| On 11, Aug 2017

This week, The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Dmitry Sinkovsky completed their final performance of The Singing Violin tour at the Concert Hall. The Singing Violin included a compilation of performances of pieces by Aubert, Telemann, Vivaldi, Leclair, and Locatelli.

The ABO and Dmitry Sinkovksy’s partnership created a force to be reckoned with.
One of the most outstanding strengths of the ABO was their on-stage connection. At the end of the performance of The Singing Violiin, Dmitry described the ABO as family. Throughout the performance, the groups exemplified  the power of a strong on-stage connection. It was easy to see that the ABO are  a close knit group, whose talents bounce well off each other.

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The ABO’s Artistic Director, Paul Dyer’s passionate performance on the harpsichord was one of the many highlights of the evening. Paul’s ability to continue with his vibrant performance, while maintaining his connection with the orchestra, was nothing sort of incredible.

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The ABO’s Concerto for Two Horns in F Major brought Darryl Poulson and Dorée Dixon to the stage, early in the evening. The piece provided an interesting variation to the earlier instrumentation of The Singing Violin. It was a powerful performance that brilliantly showcased Darryl and Dorée’s technical abilities.

We were glad to see the quirky mannerisms of Dmitry Sinkovsky in person during The Singing Violin. From a cheeky facial expression, to his interaction with the orchestra, Dmitry made his performance a pleasure to watch as well as to hear. On the evening, he played on Francesco Ruggeri ‘s violin, made in Cremona, Northern Italy in 1675. The violin was awarded to Dmitry by the Jumpsart jr. Foundation, who recognise and support international young musicians. Dmitry certainly proved himself deserving of such a beautiful instrument, matching it with an equally beautiful performance.

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At the end of The Singing Violin, the audience was treated to Dmitry’s stunning vocal talents during the finale performance of Il Favorito. This performance was one that we had eagerly anticipated ahead of the evening, and it did not disappoint. Il Favourito, accompanied by instrumentation from the orchestra was a fitting way to end the evening. We can say, without a doubt, that  entire audience was left astonished by Dmitry’s vocal skills.

The finale was met with a well-deserved standing ovation. We applaud Paul Dyer for his selection of Baroque pieces, as the full potential of both Dmitry and ABO‘s skills were showcased, resulting . Leaving the performance, we certainly felt uplifted and are now eagerly awaiting our next opportunity to witness the talents of the ABO and Dmitry Sinkovsky.

Readers who are interested in further works by The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, can stay up-to-date here.

Readers who are interested in further works by Dmitry Sinkovsky, can stay up-to-date here.


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