Superior Rating at Solo and Ensemble!
Congratulations to Mathew M. for earning the highest rating at Solo and Ensemble! Mathew performed "Après un rêve", translated to "After a Dream", by Gabriel Fauré. This piece was a huge challenge for him! It requires the cellist to read in all three cello clefs (bass, tenor, and treble). Switching between clefs is one of the most challenging skills for students, so becoming comfortable with all three clefs is a huge feat! Après un rêve also requires the performer to shift into the cello stratosphere to incredibly high notes. Mathew earned a 5/5 in several categories, including intonation, technically facility, and performance skills. Way to go, Mathew!
Matthew attends Mounds View High School in Arden Hills Minnesota, and takes cello lessons with Dr. Courtney Elizabeth Bell with City Strings & Piano. He graduates High School in a few months, and plans to attend the University of Minnesota.