"Panzl had the Suite op 133 selected by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and the 'Caprice en Forme de Valse' by Paul Bonneau. He impressed with the brilliant mastery of his instrument, knew how to make tasty the tonal finesse and beauty of the vibraphone to the audience."
Elisabeth Aumiller | Reichenhaller Tagblatt
"Gently, as the approach of the wind the Marimba sounds under Panzls play at the start, rising to fast rhythms, led by Panzl masterfully to voltage and sound intensity, reveals her unlikely wide dynamics, from barely audible spring swing up to the bell tower-like roar."
Marcus Vitolo | Kulturvision
"Largest enthusiasm elicited again the third set of Castelnuovo-Tedesco's suite as an encore and finished with a musical performance of world-class."
Marcus Vitolo | Kulturvision

David Christopher Panzl enthusiastic in Tegernsee

June 9, 2012

Vibraphone marimba solo recital with works by Abe, Shih, Cheung, Lobos and Castelnuovo Tedesco.

A solo percussion evening, is that it?

To the concert of the 27 years old exceptional artist David Christopher Panzl in the Tegernsee Baroque Hal, the question raised of the present Taiwanese composer Shih. The "Podium for young soloists" has managed this issue with a young virtuoso, a rare solo occurring class of instrument, or as Mr. Shih said, "the spice on the otherwise served court", and to answer a premiere congenial. The result is a fascinating, phenomenal concert experience. The major instruments, the metal vibraphone and marimba with wooden claves, standing in a corner on the stage, the curiosity of the audience irritated exceedingly.

He was in the cradle enthusiasm for the percussion instruments, says David Christopher Panzl, from his father, a professional drummer in the orchestra in Bad Reichenhall. Home's instruments were available, and as it was from the small drum at up to tubular bells, cymbals of all types and Javanese Gong everything known, he has still been searching for the melody. The combination of melody and percussion technique fulfilled ideally in the marimba, says Panzl.

First piece was a composition of his Japanese teacher Keiko Abe, the Marimbavirtuosin par excellence, who has contributed to the development and dissemination of the instrument basics.

"Variation on japanese Children Songs"

Gently, as the approach of the wind sounds like the Marimba under Panzls game at the start, rising to fast rhythms, led by Panzl masterfully to voltage and sound intensity, revealing their unlikely wide dynamics, from barely audible spring swing up to the bell tower-like roar.

Original for guitar, and David Christopher Panzl arranged for vibraphone came the Suite in D minor, Op. 133 in three sets by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, an Italian pianist and composer, particularly of film music of the 20th century. Moving in the first sentence, dreamy beginning and rapidly concluded in the second, then dance more and more intense in the last sentence, Panzl let the sound of the vibraphone revive nature with breathtaking technique.

Now the sympathetic Austrian percussionist explained to the audience charming his favorites, and had a variety of, amazing game techniques, eg with a double bass bow, in the usual way of playing with four mallets, 2 per hand, and the more difficult with 6 mallets, work their magical sound.

The composer Shih told of his encounter with the young virtuoso of the origin of his play in working together, and read its associated poem. First performance was so "A clock for six drums and a drummer" of Shih. Touching and disturbing the last memory of her mother before her death, an image of bright light from a window in front of poplars and the transfigured eyes of the mother, of the Performing Arts David Panzls sounds sounded figuratively awakened with additional pools, congas, wood blocks and bongos. Keiko Abe's "Itsuki Phantasy for six mallets", a fantasy for six mallets, the audience impressed immensely, and the following three pieces by Villa-Lobos. From the depths of the music of Etude No. 1 grows out scary dancing in moving Arpegen, chordal, border and the dominant Etude No. 8, and the melody varying the Prelude No. 2. Intoxicating conclusion the Etude in E-Moll by Pius Cheung, a piece of late-Romantic inspiration based on Rachmaninoff's style, with overwhelming virtuosity.

Largest enthusiasm elicited again the third set of Castelnuovo-Tedesco's suite as an encore and finished with a musical performance of world-class.

Text: Marcus Vitolo, Kulturvision

For more information, click here.

... back