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"... but also the human spirit."

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Double bass Soloist Guy D. Tuneh performs Kol Nidrei accompanied by The Symphonic Orchestra and Choir of the „Transylvania” State Philharmonic conducted by Noam Zur.

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" … M. Bruch's Kol Nidre piece originally composed for cello. That evening we heard the double bass transcription by Guy David Tuneh (Israel) which was combined artistic and sensitive presentation. The interpretation of the Jewish pray melodies and romantic passion have been with rich color palettes realized. Guy David Tuneh’s nice appearance, and the immediacy way of playing made him to be admired by the audience. The constantly prolonged applause, made Guy David Tuneh to encore with improvisation on Teppo’s theme of his works. "

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Author: Kulcsár Gabriella

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"Musical Highlights"

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„ … two instruments, the sound foundation of an orchestra now in solo roles, but the performance was quite phenomenal.“

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„ …with youthful nonchalance and fun. The bassist played with his entire body, making delightful facial expressions on each highlight. Both increased the experience by their performance so much so that even before the last bars cheers and shouts from the audience were sounding. Bravo cries and never-ending applause followed.“

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Author: Frank Gottschald

"Bassoon and Contrabass, a bit different"

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„ …  That Tuneh loves his instrument was demonstrated not merely in occasional challenges to the bass’ little brother, the cello.  Tuneh presents the argument that the bass is worthy of at least the same esteem as the cello, and demonstrated this by performing Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme on the bass. … “

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„ … a Duetto of Haydn originally composed for cello and contrabass and transcribed for bassoon and bass by Tuneh, and Mozart’s opera melodies arranged as duos. Tuneh offered an entirely different palette of musical colors with the 'Suita piccola' for solo contrabass by the contemporary Finnish composer Kái Niethunen. …“ 

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„ … In all the works the musicians were able to feature the sonoroties and soloistic capabilities of their individual instruments, as well as demonstrate that the two instruments could create a very harmonious and effective combination which ought to be dared more often. … “

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„ … Tuneh with his contrabass was definitely the center point, particularly impressive with his astonishing virtuosity on this normally rather ponderous instrument, often taking breathtaking tempos. …“ 

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Author: Miryam Mohr

„Wunderwelt aus Farben und Klängen“

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„ … For example, there is the double-bass soloist Guy David Tuneh from Israel, whose lusty playing with the rather sedate-looking instrument almost resembled a dance. …“

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„ … The musician was solo bassist with the Berliner Kammeroper and with the Echo Ensemble of the Staatsoper Berlin and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. He played under well-known conductors such as Daniel Barenboim or Sir Simon Rattle and Pierre Boulez.“

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Author: Gudrun Ott

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"Solo in the hall, Tutti in garden"

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"Dessauer doublebass gala, versatile and virtuosic."

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„ … Miloslav Gajdos from the Czech Republic, performed with Guy Tuneh the highlight before the break: Giovanni Bottesini's Variations on a theme by Giovanni Paisiello. There you had an original work for double bass and piano, arranged for two basses and performed with elegance, humor and sensitivity."

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