In my interpretation, Vers le vent d'ouest is a vivid musical painting immersed with the colours of a gorgeous sunset on a beach. The cool breeze of wind interplays with the sun and is reflected in the glistening waves of turquoise water. The shimmering golden sand sparkles as breaths of warm wind caress you like a memorable embrace. As I play this piece, I feel the push and pull of the wind between delicacy and strength, yet it remains free and easy in the way it moves. Manuel Ruiz del Corral has composed a spectacular virtuosic piano piece for me. Never before have I been able to experience the wind in such a fresh, captivating way, and through such beautiful nuances in the music.