If an 11-year-old is already trying to inspire a classmate, who thinks Mozart is primeval, for classical music, it becomes clear that in the highly talented violinist slumbers a veritable pedagogical skill. Now rising star Emmanuel Tjeknavorian returns to his old school, the Sacre Coeur Vienna, four years after graduation and is thrilled when his question about who has ever gone to a classical concert has brought almost everyone's hands up.
What do dish out at a concert in a school (5 December 2017) in the morning? Light food is not on the menu: Bach's Chaconne from the D minor Partita is his first piece. And then the "Last Rose" by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst. Yes, there "I have to work a bit now" explains Emmanuel - and puts the finger-breaking variations crystal clear into the room. How long do you need, until you can play such a difficult piece so easily? A student wants to know. For one of the less than 1 minute variations, he practiced 11 hours a day for one week each day ....
Did he ever think of quitting? There are days when not everything runs smoothly, where one doubts. But "A life without music, I can not imagine that!"