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Swedish Pianist Karl Mörling Taught Music Lessons to Students at Krasnokamensk Art School
Karl arrived in the ‘uranium capital’ of Russia at the invitation of Atomredmetzoloto, JSC (the Mining Division of the ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation) and played music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Frédéric Chopin, Maurice Ravel and his own musical compositions.
«Music is a wonderful language for communication between nations. If someone understands and plays foreign music well, he or she does understand another language intuitively. This is a unique way to get an insight into the inner world of an individual», says Karl Mörling. Karl has been playing the piano since he was five years old. He won a lot of prizes in major international competitions in his youth and performed as a solo pianist accompanied by symphony orchestras in Sweden and other countries. Today he is an investor and also engaged in consulting, although he continues to play music as a hobby and his live albums are still released in Sweden.
«We left the hall being under a strong impression of the musician’s impeccable playing. Such meetings are kept in memory during a lifetime. I remember when I was a child, I wanted to run home after a piano concert and hone my skills in playing the instrument to reach the same heights. That’s exactly how today's performance of Karl affected our children,» Maria Mikhailova, a piano teacher at the Children's Art School, shared her impressions. «His attitude towards music and the manner of playing win listeners over. He passes music through his heart. Those who were in the hall felt this with every fiber of their being. He is a virtuoso pianist and perfectly controls sound. Not everyone has a talent of this kind. All my colleagues enjoyed it very much,» said Larisa Oleksina, head of the Piano Department.
Karl Mörling said that he really liked the art school, the instruments and supplies and the favorable environment for children to have classes. «Krasnokamensk is a very nice city and Krasnokamensk people are friendly and welcoming,» he said.
At the gala concert held at the Dauria Community Center to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Krasnokamensk and the Miner's Day, Karl Mörling played some compositions by Sergei Rachmaninoff being his favorite composer.