Having seen Chee-Yun perform live this summer at the Strings Music Pavilion I can certainly back up critics who rave about her “extraordinary talent” and “brilliant technique.” But the most fascinating aspect of her performance is how she makes playing the violin look easy. Nothing is more enjoyable than a concert where the musician has the power to involve you completely in the music.
This song of the week features Chee-Yun performing Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The beginning of the clip is quite emotional with Chee-Yun extending the notes to build anticipation of the resolution. Then she effortlessly transitions to a fast tempo where her vigorous playing shines. No video can truly do her justice, but The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires is an excellent piece to understand the scope of Chee-Yun’s ability.