Music at Heart - Suzuki Recorder in York

Posted in Suzuki category on 18th March 2012

Music at Heart goes to the Royal Festival Hall

The Suzuki national concerts bring together more than 700 Suzuki pupils from all over the country. Representing only a small proportion of the thousands in total who study music through the Suzuki Method, the triennial gathering fills the Royal Festival Hall to capacity, both on stage and in the audience, in celebration of the joy of music and its power to unite. Present at a similar event in Japan (Tokyo Bunkyo Hall) in 1961, the famous cellist, Pablo Casals was so moved by what he heard and saw that he declared, "Perhaps it is music that will change the world."

At the 2012 National Concert in London last weekend, Music at Heart pupils and 39 other Suzuki recorder players from the UK performed with violinists, viola players, cellists, flautists and pianists.

Wherever in the world they live, Suzuki pupils study the same pieces, and when they come together for concerts, workshops, and summer schools they are united as friends with music as their common language.