victoria hall

213/365 challenge by Carolina Negel _Architectural Photography

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Daniil Trifonov, exceptional Russian pianist, at 26 is touring the world and playing in the biggest concert halls. We had the great luck of listening to him in Geneva, where he amazed us all with his "Hommage a Chopin", an unusual programm full of surprises.

Here he is, concentrating before the concert. I was quite far away but had a powerful lense in my bag this time.

64/365 challenge by Carolina Negel _Architectural Photography

A night at the Victoria Hall

Today we had the great pleasure of listening to Russian classics by the St. Petersburg Philarmonic Orchestra. The public was totally thrilled. Me too ! 

The venue: The Victoria Hall was designed by the Geneva architect, John Camoletti, built between 1891-94. Its façade is characteristic of the French "Beaux-Arts" style, inspired by classical and renaissance architecture. A quite simply decorated foyer leaves concert-goers totally unprepared for the decorative extravagance of the auditorium in a neo-baroque style verging on the rococo.

Canon 5dmarkIII, Tokina Fish Eye Lense 10-17mm, Iso 2500, f/4,  1/13   light conditions were quite dfficult, and in the absence of tripod I had to adjust the other parameters, the result wasn't as sharp as I wished.