April 2013


I'm now back from my trip to NY and am feeling great.
It's been a long time since I've been happy with my playing but I felt like I was at least able to get as deep into the music as I was hoping. It's always dangerous to say how a concert went as every person's perception is different but at least I can say I gave it my all and couldn't have done anything more to give a better performance.

Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" was a real struggle for me but I feel that I've at last made it my own. Next time I put it in a programme it will hopefully have matured into something even better.

The few days after my concert was great fun,spending time with my cousin and her partner,seeing old friends and teachers from childhood. Although time was limited,I also got to enjoy what NY has to offer - great food,shopping and theater/comedy! The past few months have been practice,practice,practice, so it was so nice to be able to enjoy life again like a normal person!