I'm a girl of 19 years old. I was born in the Netherlands and raised in a family of professional classical musicians and therefore it's obvious that I developed a passion for it too .
Russian composers always fascinated me in particular. But I'm also fond of the iconic figures in history of classicism, as Mozart, Beethoven etc... In fact, I like many styles and genres and I am happy to discover new things.
My hobbies are painting, playing the piano, writing, reading and studying languages.
I play the piano myself and I love listening to (classical) music.
Since every great musician nowadays has a superb technique, I like to pay attention to the musical interpretation of the performances. I don't like musicians who draw attention to themselves without respecting the composer...
On a blog I recently started (with the name 'appoggiatura', my nickname here) I try to review classical pieces and performances. That's one of the reasons why I registered at this forum. Everyone has a different taste and I hope to gain some knowledge and contribute to the interesting subjects here.
Like: Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto, Schumann Fantasiestücke for clarinet, Beethoven piano sonatas, Débussy L'isle joyeuse, Ravel Jeux d'eau, Tchaikovsky 4th & 6th symphony, Villa-Lobos 1st piano concerto 1st mvt, Débussy cello sonata, Schubert die Winterreise, Chopin piano études, Franck symphony in D minor, Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Bartok 2nd violin concerto etc.
Don't like: There are a lot of Mahler-fans here. Unfortunately, I'm not very into Mahler. Same with operas... It's not my principal object of interest. And I value Bach's ingeneniousness but I cannot call myself a 'fan'.
Liszt is too cheesy.
Nevertheless I hope to have a great time here... Hope I didn't bore you too much with this long introduction.
I am not a native English speaker but I see this as a good opportunity to improve my skills.
P.S. Hating to see how many times I used the word "I" in this post, but I cannot avoid it since it's the purpose of introducing yourself I guess.