There are fortunate people who can play music to perfection to lift the souls of people who listen to them and then there are fortunate people who get to listen to them live.
One reason I love Brussels – Yo Yo Ma one month and then Jian Wang another month …. where can you get to hear 2 Maestros of Cello world (one of my favourite instruments) one after the other? Yo Yo Ma did not play any solos and I was disappointed – the Silk Road Ensemble concert did not showcase the Cello. Jian Wang not only played the French Chinese composer’s pieces but he also converted the 2008 Olympic song into magic by rendering it in Cello.
Here is a small glimpse of my view