You’ll see Zofia Farley’s parents as they watch/listen to their daughter play this section of a Mendelssohn Concerto in a Master’s Class in Helzberg Hall in the Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The master clinician was Anne Akiko Meyers. She had worked several sections with Zofia, and this was the last bit they addressed. When technique was completed, Meyers asked Zofia what this section said to her, what did she want her violin to say?
Zofia (age 16) answered “it’s like a prayer.” Meyers said, “then, pray it!” This was the magnificent result. May all who watch this video join in Zofia’s prayer. Amen.