The Suzuki method is a system of musical training that is not limited to working with the instrument, but primarily aims at educating people in good behaviour. Student talents are developed primarily through team play, which teaches them cooperation and openness to others, as well as listening and responding. In other words, it teaches them good manners. Musical education develops the intellectual potential of children in a way that general education simply cannot provide. The Suzuki method involves the whole family in the education process, strengthens bonds and builds friendships. Music helps in the development of the child’s personality, works on sense of rhythm, aids coordination, improves memory. Dealing with the multiple tasks that the peers of young musicians do not have to think about requires careful time management and good organisational skills. These qualities can also be learnt through music education.
The idea behind the Suzuki method is that every child can learn playing an instrument, provided that appropriate conditions are created. Musical skills appear and develop naturally in every child in a suitable environment. Talent lies dormant in all the young ones: our task is to let it wake up and flourish.
The NFM Boyd’ Choir trained by Małgorzata Podzielny will join the Suzuki School Orchestras during the festival concert, conducted by Antonio Mosca, a prominent proponent of the Suzuki method in Italy. The rich program of the performance includes works from the period spanned between baroque and the present day. Therefore, we will hear compositions by Henry Purcell, Giacomo Carissimi and Antonio Vivaldi, as well as the works of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Léo Delibes, Béla Bartók, Witold Lutosławski.