My sculpture of a young cellist, playing a solo in "Concert," was inspired by this video shared with me in 2012 by acclaimed composer Carman Moore.  Only 8 years old,  Ifetayo Ali-Landing's ability, beauty, youth and poise captivated me immediately.

Click to see the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6pz5AtQogE

 

Violoncello

   I viewed a number of Ali-Landing's early solo performances while composing the sculpture, taking inspiration from this remarkable solo, performed at the age of 6!  

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51Kx9k9HjpY 

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The making of Violoncello

   Sculpting a cello player is an amazing education in music appreciation. Ultimately, the final form and style of the piece was determined by this video, a lovely performance of Camille Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto No. 1, 1st Movement.  Ifetayo Ali-Landing is 10 years old, playing beautifully with exquisite command of her instrument. My intention is to show the way that the music itself is playing  the musician.

Click to view: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUI0Am7G-jo

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