We enjoyed welcoming violin virtuosos Andrew Wan and Jonathan Crow to YONA on Thursday, April 21st. The musicians graciously joined us as an additional stop over on their cross-Canadian tour and amazed our kids with their musicality, technical precision, and humility. The duo performed a few selections from their touring repertoire including a piece featuring impressive extended techniques which awed our young musicians. Mr. Andrew and Mr. Jonathan explained how sounds can invoke feelings and this connection is what makes music powerful.
Following their fantastic performance, Mr. Jonathan and Mr. Andrew worked with our newest string students individually. During this time, our guests focused on provided our students with feedback on proper posture, intonation, and musicality. It was such a treat for our young musicians to work with these internationally acclaimed artists. Experiences, such as these, are what will motivate our kids to feel inspired and driven to work hard. Thank you Mr. Jonathan and Mr. Andrew!
post by Jacquie McNulty, YONA Site Coordinator
photos by D.T.Baker