Hi my name's Sil. A 22 year old from Sydney, Australia.
I am so glad I've found this forum (a really active one too!) about classical music. Actually I'm surprised I'd never tried finding one before.... Google brought me here after I typed 'the best version of Beethoven symphonies' after a debate with a friend. Then I got sidetracked and found "Compilation of the TC Top recommended lists". Now I'm listening all the music on the list, hahaha.
I'm a recent graduate from uni and have a bachelor's degree in music performance. My major instrument is piano.
Now I'm taking a year off just travelling and working casually, mainly teaching piano.
I was in Europe for about 2 months backpacking and couchsurfing and doing nerdy stuff like stalking after famous composers at their birth houses and graveyards.
My favourite composers are quite pianistic. Beethoven is my love of life. I also love Chopin, Grieg, Ravel and Rachmaninoff. And yes many others. The list can go on.
Oh, I am trying to get to know Mahler better after I watched Ashkenazy conducting Mahler 9 at Sydney Opera House. I LOVE MR ASHKENAZY. <3
The last concert I watched is David Helfgott performing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3 last Thursday. It was mind-blowing. I am currently listening to Rach 3 over and over again to feel the awe again. (Well, this time it is the recording by Horowitz)
I guess that sums up my musical background. I'm looking forward to meet new music lovers here and share music together.
Bye for now!