Composer, Music Critic Particularly Impressed by Shen Yun’s Conductor

“I saw the erhu and … the pipa … [they] sounded great.”

 

“I found it interesting because it’s a mix of cultures, so you’ve got Western culture meeting Asian culture. And I think the timbres actually mix fairly well. … It works really well. It was interesting to hear the different types of music as well.”

 

“The conductor was particularly good. I was quite impressed with him.”

 

“[The conductor] was ahead of the beat and he was very attentive to the orchestra’s needs. Seeing everything ahead of time, he’s very musical.”

 

“[Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35, 3rd Movement] is a very challenging piece, very virtuosic. The violinist … very impressive playing … very virtuosic. I didn’t hear any issues with it at all; it was very strong.”

Michael Vincent, composer, music critic
Toronto, Canada
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
October 11, 2017