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Offline vlhorowitz

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Ronald Turini
« on: March 31, 2007, 04:58:45 AM »
Has anyone ever studied with Ronald Turini ?

I have heard some marvelous things about him from teachers, however, I'd like to get some input from a student.
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Re: Ronald Turini
«Reply #1 on: March 31, 2007, 05:50:46 AM »
k im slightly hammrd right now so i will post abetter response tommrow but i NEED to say right now:

I studied with Ron for 4 years at Western and he changed my life

i went to Uni for music becuase that was all i was good at(i threw off bach eminor toccata and valle dobermann at my audition without a passing thought0 -------somehow ended up studying with the TURNIP himself (his SDC nickanme


whatever, Ron is beyond legendary...he literally CHANGED MY LIFE
I went to my first lesson with him not giving a ******** about music not knowing who Vladami HOrwitz was or even caring about being the best icoudl be,......i will explain more tommorow PEACE
p.s.  i owe him 80$

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Re: Ronald Turini
«Reply #2 on: April 01, 2007, 04:57:26 AM »
k im slightly hammrd right now so i will post abetter response tommrow but i NEED to say right now:

I studied with Ron for 4 years at Western and he changed my life

i went to Uni for music becuase that was all i was good at(i threw off bach eminor toccata and valle dobermann at my audition without a passing thought0 -------somehow ended up studying with the TURNIP himself (his SDC nickanme


whatever, Ron is beyond legendary...he literally CHANGED MY LIFE
I went to my first lesson with him not giving a ******** about music not knowing who Vladami HOrwitz was or even caring about being the best icoudl be,......i will explain more tommorow PEACE
p.s.  i owe him 80$



Excellent. Looking forward to hearing more about Turini.
"Sometimes my fingers work, sometimes not, - the hell with them! I want to sing anyway," WK, 1953.

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Re: Ronald Turini
«Reply #3 on: April 01, 2007, 06:05:59 AM »
AHAHAHAHAHAHA

***, da rob, u didn noe hu da HO wuz when u met hiz fackin prodige?
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Re: Ronald Turini
«Reply #4 on: April 06, 2007, 05:42:38 AM »
what more can i say?

i went to uni for piano with no particular goal in mind and Ron all out convinced me to commit to piano and stop effing around

looking back i wish i had studied more Chopin with him (as he is a master of basically everything Chop ever wrote)

He is the greatest living pianist bar none (hamelin, libetta, Andsnes, would drool listening to Ron play.

He is also super cool and doesn't smoke cigarettes; likse baseball and sick cars; gets you to practice your a** of without telling you that u are in fact sh**at

i really have nothing else to say except he is an inspiration and a genius and SERIOUSLY the best damn pianist alive IN THE WORLD (a ridiculous claim, but ask anyone whos has head him they wil agree)

as much as i love Horowitz, Turini is an artist equal to the master. he ingrained in me the concept of competing with yourself instead of great pianistts like Horowitz, and made perfect sense in his reasoning why (which HELPED so much!)

anyway i know there are others on this forum who also studied with him so perhaps they can speak up about it--but at the end of the day he is a teacher, and through his teaching at, and also away from the piano a great friend, life changer , role model , everything i really cant say enough

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Re: Ronald Turini
«Reply #5 on: April 08, 2007, 07:45:22 AM »
yo rob could you post some recs if you have any? (not here, you know where) I've never heard him play.

cheers

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Re: Ronald Turini
«Reply #6 on: April 14, 2007, 04:47:12 AM »
I am currently studying with Ron.  He is a phenomenal pianist.  He is at his best with Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann and Liszt.

He is also a great sight reader and can play anything perfect on the the second try.  His first try beats my hours and hours of practicing.

As a teacher, he is more of a demonstrater.  He is always true to the score and the composers intentions.

As an artist, I compare him to Gilels.  It is a shame that he refuses to perform solo piano recitals.  I do know that he prefers to do chamber music.  He is the type of pianist that does not like to practice.

Ron is reaching 70 years.  If you want to study with him, he is very cheap (Canadian dollars).  PM me if you want his contact info.

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Re: Ronald Turini
«Reply #7 on: April 22, 2007, 02:58:31 AM »

He is the greatest living pianist bar none.


I have attended two of his concerts.  The Franck violin sonata was one of the best recitals I've ever attended.  Similarly, his Chopin E Minor concerto was the best concerto performance I've ever heard.  The poetry in those pieces was probably without equal today and worthy of any of the greatest artists of the last century, yet also without any mannerism or intrusion.  I would give anything to hear him play a Schubert sonata or Chopin ballade in recital, but probably will never have such a chance.  He recorded the Schubert D664 sonata on LP in 1969.  The recording is wonderful, but I would imagine that were he to record it again today, it would be even more beautiful and poetic.


As a teacher, he is more of a demonstrator.  He is always true to the score and the composers intentions.


Ron is one of the most humble, generous, understanding, and patient people I have ever met - yet, I am still inspired to work very hard by his teaching.  It's unfortunate that most people have never heard of him.  His studio at the university is deliberately small, but he doesn't hand-pick his students.  He deserves better students than people like myself (well, he has a couple) - he could be teaching at any university in the world, but he just happens to have settled here thirty years ago when his quartet became artists-in-residence.

As a teacher, his discussion focuses (as you'd expect) almost exclusively on interpretation.  He is a very "natural" pianist.

It's impossible to disagree with anything he says - sooner or later, you realize he's right.

He has been my major inspiration since I began studying with him.  It's hard to convey just how much I value his teaching, as well as his extra-musical advice and support. (Once I played a concerto too fast in a concerto competition, and he told me that he played the same concerto too fast in the finals of Queen Elisabeth ... he only came second).

His (dated) webpage, with an all-too-short video clip: http://www.geocities.com/spchuang@rogers.com/Home.htm
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Re: Ronald Turini
«Reply #8 on: May 08, 2007, 03:20:43 AM »
i wouldn't mind playing for him, asking for advice and things. he sounds like a down-to-earth musician. tds
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Re: Ronald Turini
«Reply #9 on: May 08, 2007, 10:05:02 PM »
I have attended two of his concerts.  The Franck violin sonata was one of the best recitals I've ever attended.  Similarly, his Chopin E Minor concerto was the best concerto performance I've ever heard.  The poetry in those pieces was probably without equal today and worthy of any of the greatest artists of the last century, yet also without any mannerism or intrusion.  I would give anything to hear him play a Schubert sonata or Chopin ballade in recital, but probably will never have such a chance.  He recorded the Schubert D664 sonata on LP in 1969.  The recording is wonderful, but I would imagine that were he to record it again today, it would be even more beautiful and poetic.

Ron is one of the most humble, generous, understanding, and patient people I have ever met - yet, I am still inspired to work very hard by his teaching.  It's unfortunate that most people have never heard of him.  His studio at the university is deliberately small, but he doesn't hand-pick his students.  He deserves better students than people like myself (well, he has a couple) - he could be teaching at any university in the world, but he just happens to have settled here thirty years ago when his quartet became artists-in-residence.

As a teacher, his discussion focuses (as you'd expect) almost exclusively on interpretation.  He is a very "natural" pianist.

It's impossible to disagree with anything he says - sooner or later, you realize he's right.

He has been my major inspiration since I began studying with him.  It's hard to convey just how much I value his teaching, as well as his extra-musical advice and support. (Once I played a concerto too fast in a concerto competition, and he told me that he played the same concerto too fast in the finals of Queen Elisabeth ... he only came second).

His (dated) webpage, with an all-too-short video clip: http://www.geocities.com/spchuang@rogers.com/Home.htm

When i was in first year (2002 i think) he recorded all 4 ballades for CBC. Someone recorded them and offered them to me but i was like "wth are ballades?" anyway im trying to track this someone down and get them
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Re: Ronald Turini
«Reply #10 on: June 29, 2012, 11:27:20 PM »
i will pay 500 us dollors to find ronald turini, i want to meet him