||6 October 2005 |
Gutersloh - Isselhorst
Over 100 lovers of music attended the varied concert on Sunday evening at the evangelic church in Isselhorst.
musician Olga Manko-Minskaya set herself up as a cellist and a
vocalist. She presented the music of different generations, as well as
music of her own, demostrating the portentous abilities of modern
digital piano. Accompanying by Chihiro Masaki.
The varied programme
was spiced up by sudden numerous changes of the musical periods. Whether
she played music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gabriel Faure or Alexander
Glasunov, the audience could feel special warmth when Olga Minskaya was
playing the cello, as if the vivid singing of the instrument was
embracing them. Chihiro Masaki made a good accompanist, demonstrating
certain restraint, which allowed the soloist to fully open out. However,
Olga Minskaya controlled herself as a vocalist. Her full voice showed
certain remoteness and it matched especially well with the modern
version of the psalm by L. Graap. Performing «Look at me» by A.
Dvorzhak, she, on the contrary, fully demonstrated her strong emotional
As a diversified performer, Olga skillfully highlighted modern key points using digital piano.
was singing to the programmed out of tune rhythmical clavecin, or was
building dreaminess of fading tones of organ or was drifting away in
«Lady I Know» to the sound of bells and dissonant chords - her
professionalism was thrilling.
The audience was very pleased with the 90-minutes long peculiar concert and thanked both performers with prolonged applause.
Von Heike Sommerkamp