It was drizzling yesterday, Sunday morning, I went to the Lincoln Center Morning Coffee Concert. It is held on Sunday morning once a month, after the concert, the company services some coffee and sweets and we can meet the performer from the concert.
Yesterday was a piano concert by Alexander Gavrylyuk, who is a Ukrainian pianist. He is a winner of many kinds of piano competitions, and he is a world famous pianist who is known not only for his impeccable technique, but also his highly expressive performance.
The first program was Schubert’s Sonata in A major.
I was surprised I dropped tears when I listened to the first phrase of melody.
His sounds were warm and filled with plenty of happiness.
Maybe Schubert’s life was hard and painful but I think he was filled with love.
I finally could hear Schubert’s romantic sounds in Alexander’s performance.
The other surprising things were he changed the mood completely and quickly to play next two songs.
He played Rachmaninoff Etude-tableau in C minor and Prokofiev Sonata No.6 in A major after Schubert even though we didn’t have an intermission. He changed the mood immediately and started to play without hesitating after he played Shubert.
His sounds were so dynamic and powerful.
He let go of strict technique and opened himself to all the bigger sounds and energy of the room just using feeling and expression.
I enjoyed the big differences between all three pieces.
Music gives us happiness and helps us see the big picture.
Happy New Year!
How was your New Year’s?
I was planning to run in the New Year’s Marathon
at Central Park on New Year’s Eve with my husband and my daughter
( She visited us for only 5days from Japan) .
However, I caught a cold, so I rested at home.
Even though I missed running with my family,
I was fortunate to greet the New Year by playing the crystal bowls.
My home and I were quickly filled with these brilliant sounds.
My daughter gave us a Japanese New Year’s ornament.
I ate Japanese noodles (soba). Soba is usually eaten by Japanese on New Year’s Eve.
I cooked traditional Japanese New Year’s dishes before the New Year,
decorated my home with the ornament, and we enjoyed a Japanese style New Year this holiday.
We will start work tomorrow, but I cannot imagine how my 2016 will go.
I will spend my time as best as I can, and I am excited to see what will happen.
I hope I will play the crystal bowls & piano much more than last year.
I also hope to reach many places and many people with my sounds .
I hope it will be a wonderful year for you, too!
I held a crystal bowl & piano concert in San Francisco bay on Dec. 12th.
Thank you for coming to my concert even though it was busy for us
because of the end of this year.
I want to thank everyone who came to the concert during the busy holiday season.
San Francisco is very special place for me because I lived there from 1993 to 1999.
My children grew up there, so I have many fond memories from that time.
My concert was held at the Bethany Presbyterian Church.
It sits on a hill near the San Francisco airport.
There were many huge trees outside surrounding the church,
and children playing everywhere.
I felt relaxed and at peace there.
There were many stars hanging from the rafters
but it seemed like they were floating above us.
Here is a picture of me playing at the church.
It is hard to describe but I felt a strange sense of gratitude
facing towards the altar.
The audiences laid down on the rows chairs during my crystal bowl performance,
so I couldn’t see most of the people, but I could feel them.
Everyone relaxed and opened their hearts to the message.
Everything in this life exists for a reason,
Everything in this life moves like waves
in the ocean,
We always have to resonate and sympathize.
Beautiful waves tend to resonate with
other beautiful waves,
so we should try to be in touch with our true nature.
Thereby making this life into a peaceful world.
Have a nice new year!!
[Welcoming a New Year ~The Crystal Bowl & Piano concert in San Francisco~]
A crystal bowl is made of crystal, and has two energetic powers, which are healing and purification.
The main effects are relaxation, sleep, blood circulation, adjustment of Chakuram (It is energy which is in the center of our body.)
Now we are at the point in saying goodbye to an old year and hello to a new year.
How was the year 2015 for you?
What are your goals for year 2016?
The sounds of the crystal bowl will reverberate through your whole body and mind. Please listen and experience the sounds for greeting a beautiful new year together!
Date & Time : Dec. 12th Sat.13:30pm〜15:00pm
Location：Bethany Presbyterian Church
2400 Rosewood Drive, San Bruno California 94066
Fee：$20 (pair for $30)＊All profits will be donated to charity.
For more information & Reservation : email@example.com (Naoe)
The crystal bowl is a healing instrument made of crystal.
When played, it makes a beautiful, pure sound that rapidly vibrates, and it is known for its healing powers.
The sounds of the crystal bowl helps us feel relaxed and comfortable, and most people fall asleep.
If you enjoy listening to healing music, want to relax, or have a good time, the sounds of the crystal bowl would be perfect for you.
Naoe mastered a certificate of the international yurhythmic teacher of the Juilliard school’s accreditation after graduated the Kunitachi college of music in Japan. I am an artist of many talents which playing piano, vocal music, composing and improvising and teaching music.
I am a crystal bowl player also. It’s made of crystal which is healing musical instrument. Especially, I established my own performance stayl that I play the crystal bowl and piano at the same time. Because, I want to play the crystal bowl as music and not only as a sound.
I am a Reiki master which is a method of hand healing and the NLP (coaching and practicing psychology) trainer.
I have been performing in many part of Japan, Hawaii and San Francisco.
I performed twice in September. The first performance was in Sedona, Arizona and the second was in Shasta, California. At both I played the crystal bowl and the piano.
I am so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to play at these two special places in the USA.
My concert in Sedona on September 18th.
My Japanese friend Asako danced along to my music.
My concert in Shasta on September 22nd.
I performed for the people who attended a meditation event.
I was so happy to play the song “The sound of Small Brook” which I composed when I visited Shasta 2years ago.
When I composed this song, I imagined and expressed the stream of mount Shasta.
I want to thank everybody who came my concert!