Culver City Observer


It was fun watching Tristan Paradee play Schumann's Concerto in A Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 54, 1st Movement. He walked in so smiling and happy. From the first power notes, his physicality was striking; now he's sitting upright in a final flourish, then he's crouching over the keys as though minutely examining a precious diamond. His strong playing showed more than grace and passion; it was thoughtful and intelligent, highlighting the orchestra's muscle.