Vanhauwaert’s performance of Mozart’s concerto KV 482 was, quite simply, a joy to hear. Playing on a Shigeru concert grand piano, the soloist’s fingers seemed to dance across the keys. Probably the most notable characteristic of Vanhauwaert’s playing was his sense of rhythm and timing. He was not afraid to use silence to his advantage, especially in the cadenzas. Though some passages appeared to be nonstop notes, he flew through them steadily and gracefully, with no sense of repetition.

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