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Flying! with the NYO in Liverpool

Working with members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and conductor Krsitjan Jarvi allowed me to re-experience the appreciation I have always felt for young musicians and their dedication to classical works.

The NYO performances “made to sound complex and unsettling, but never difficult. Janácek's Sinfonietta, the composer's affectionate musical postcard of his home town of Brno, had the NYO playing like a super-charged town band... There is little doubt that when these players band together, they have a blast.”

My own performance experience was captured imaginatively: “Soloist Stewart Goodyear's approach to the piano was often akin to a test pilot with a fighter jet, intent on pushing it to its limit as much as making music.”

Alfred Hickling guardian.co.uk Thursday 6 January 2011

 

Stewart Goodyear performing

 

Orchestra on stage

 

Stewart, Järvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Stewart, Järvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

 

Mr. Goodyear signs the new Steinway in Cincinnati

Mr. Goodyear signs the new Steinway in Cincinnati

 

Stewart Goodyear signing autographs in Cincinnati

Meeting fans in Cincinnati

 

photo: victoriadailyphoto.blogspot.com

Royal Theatre in Victoria BC

 

New World Center in Miami

New World Center in Miami

 

Ferguson Hall, Tampa

Ferguson Hall in Tampa

 

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

 

 

At the piano, Koerner Hall, David Kawai

“What is new are the spaces where Goodyear allows Beethoven’s defiance to relent and to manifest redeeming emotions...”

Stanley fefferman Showtimemagaine.ca

 

We have so much, and much to give.

CBC Sounds of the Season 2010

CBC Sounds of the Season