Dear Ms. Hewitt,
This is my second guestbook entry, with the first in 2004, as I recall. Then, I heard you play the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom. Now, I have heard you play the Goldberg Variations in Chicago. I live about 250 miles from Chicago, but as soon as I belatedly learned that you were playing the Goldberg Variations at Ravinia, I immediately reserved tickets for me and a friend. I have loved the Goldberg Variations since I was in my early 20s and I own more than 15 recordings of it (including both of yours, of course). But I had never heard it played in concert until I heard you at Ravinia. I am 59 years old, so it meant a great deal to me finally to hear the Goldberg Variations in concert, and especially played by you. I am no musician, so I have nothing expert to say about your performance, but it struck me as extraordinary, and it was a privilege to be in the audience. My very warmest thanks for your artistry and best wishes for glorious concerts to come.
Many years ago I had the opportunity to sit in the last row of a venue in Lausanne and listened while Arthur Rubenstein played Chopin. Today I sat in the front row for your Goldberg Variations. Both will live in my memory forever as musical highlights of my life. Thank you!
Living relatively close to Newcastle I relish the opportunity to hear and see Angela Hewitt perform.
I am disabled and am in a wheelchair and hold a Companion Card but I do not know if the Conservatory is a subscriber.
Can you help?
Hi, Angela! I just want to say a HUGE thank you for tonight!! The concert was AMAZING!!! My dream of seeing you live came true, and I'll NEVER forget it! My favourite song in the concert was the last one, and I also really liked the song you did for the encore. I think it was called 'Tambourin' or something. Lol I was completely speechless when I met you (I got a bit shy) but overall it was awesome! The picture turned out great, and I absolutely LOVED the autograph (AND the fact that you signed it in a SILVER MARKER!! It's soooo pretty!) You are very down to earth and so beautiful and it was lovely to meet you!! I really appreciate the fact that you stayed after the show to meet your fans! Keep up the good work, enjoy those flowers, and I hope I'll get to see you again someday!
Thank you Angela for your YOUTUBE Masterclasses. All of my private piano students must follow your Masterclasses and demonstrate what they have learned at their next piano lessons. Thank you for sharing these with us. I truly appreciate the Importance of Slow Practice Masterclass. I find students want to play fast repertoire constantly at a fast speed. Thank you.
Ms. Hewitt, Your music making delights the world and each album is eagerly awaited and its aural rewards digested with great pleasure - your exquisite gift feeds the hungry listener. It is wonderful that we can partake in this rite. Keep truckin', Wayne
Angela, I wanted to let you know, if you do not already, that the "No Man's Land" play you enthused about on your Facebook post is being live streamed, at least here in Montreal, this Thursday Dec 15 at 7:00 pm local time. I imagine it is being live streamed in cinemas internationally. (Sorry, I did not know how to tell you this on your Facebook post).
Just home from your concert for Alnwick Music Society this evening. Amazing! I remember seeing you play Bach's Goldberg Variations when I was a student some 15/16 years ago and I have never forgotten it. To hear the Aria again this evening was wonderful. I was very moved. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
I'm only just getting over the joy of being in Perugia July 3-10, attending all the concerts at this year's Tresimeno Festival. What a wonderful week it was! Never to be forgotten.
In particular, I was swept away with what I heard on Wednesday evening; the Spanish evening, which I had looked forward to since buying an old CBC recording you made of Granados' enchanting dances. Your inclusion in the program of Falla's Fantasia Baetica had me weeping in admiration, at the sheer brilliance of the music as it poured from your piano, your fingers, from your heart.
Thank you for all you do to make your Festival such a glorious musical event for so many of us. My trip of a lifetime. Ann.
Angela, j'adore tes cours de maître! Je suis guitariste, mais j'apprends autant qu'un pianiste! Merci! Anna