Asia Jimenez and Alexander Ullman in recital together at St Barnabas in Ealing.
Some wonderful sounds from Asia Jimenez on her glorious Gagliano violin and with Alex Ullman on the wonderfully sounding Bosendorfer in the very fine acoustics of St Barnabas Church in Ealing led to a very fine lunchtime concert in Hugh Mathers notable series .
Debussy Sonata,one of his last works, played with all the subtle colour and shifting moods with the whispered sounds intertwining so beautifully in the hands of these two very fine artists . The Meditation was the original slow movement of the violin concert as Asia explained to the numerous public present and they played it together with the Melodie with all Tschaikowsky’s full blooded passionate melancholy , the wondrous sounds soaring into the vast space of this beautiful church.
The scherzo that completes this Souvenir d’un Cher was played with great virtuosity with perfect ensemble with her partner. The De Falla,of course ,was perfect for this beautiful young spanish violinist who graduated from the Conservatory in Barcelona and is now ,like Alex pursuing the Master’s degree at the Royal College in London .
Naturally she had a real understanding of these very atmospheric pieces, that make up the Suite Populaire ,together with all their youthful passion and virtuosity made for a very fine ending to this short but very enthusiastically received recital.