Saturday, May 30, 2009
Mariangela Vacatello (chamber music)
Clearly the Italians have come loaded for bear when it comes to the chamber music portion of this competition. She came out in a different outfit (black top with pants) but wearing the same red bow in her hair. She's also an experienced chamber musician, and it showed in her performance in the Schumann Quintet. She didn't blend in as seamlessly as Deljavan did last night, or Lifits in this same work, but this was a solid B+ performance in a piece much more suited to her temperament than her solo program.. I have a feeling that she'd be a worthy finalist. I just wish I liked her semifinal recital more.