It was so amazing to hear Jane Coop at ArtSpring last night. Clear and concise when appropriate, yet expansive and passionate when the music demands…She chose a great program of Beethoven, Rachmaninoff times two.
I feel inspired to practice twice as hard, and how fortunate I am to be able to play chamber music with her and cellist John Freisen in early May! Thanks Jane!
What a lot of fun to play at Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival again!
We played the Bartok Quintet which was such an early piece I could barely find him in the notes! He himself said that this quintet was written before he found his voice. Nevertheless, it is well worth hearing. I think of Dohnyani with a twist of Janacek!
Maria Larionoff and I were roomates and we enjoyed afternoons of swimming after rehearsing the Moszkowski with Alexnder Tsyelakov, Artistic Director. Honestly it was like a holiday to be served freshly baked croissants and muffins by our hosts Paul and Barbara Kapelli.
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and playing with James Campbell and of course the most wonderful Griffn Trio.