This weekend I attended a concert by the Colorado Symphony. The Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto featured Yumi Hwang-Williams on violin and Anne-Marie McDermott on piano. The skill of these women was overwhelming, but it was not until after the concert I found out how amazing Hwang-Williams really is.
I like to attend the post-concert lecture to find out what the conductor and featured artists have to say about the performance. McDermott shared with the audience how difficult the Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra in D minor is for the violin. McDermott had played this concerto many times and always the violinist would skip over a certain arduous part. She said it was common knowledge among musicians and accepted to move to the coda rather than playing the demanding part. This was not the case on Saturday night.
Hwang-Williams did not request McDermott to move to the coda; Hwang-Williams merely played the concerto completely through. And it was with perfection. This section of the concerto was believed to be too difficult to accomplish, so it was never preformed. Hwang-Williams embraced the impossible and no doubt set an example for those who follow to perform this beautiful concerto.
I challenge you to look into your life and locate something you felt was impossible to accomplish and take on the task. You just might surprise yourself, others and build your confidence.
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