There has been so much professional activity this fall and for that I am extremely grateful. It was Leonard Bernstein who said “to achieve great things, all one needs is a plan and not quite enough time.”
Such truth there. This fall has been a one deadline after another which culminated with a performance of Dohnanyi’s Sextet and Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes with 10 days notice…neither of which I have ever played or was terribly familiar with (not at all in the case of the Prokofiev). Somehow, it turned into a wonderful concert last Wednesday with very inspiring Vancouver-based colleagues and a warm and appreciative audience at UBC. (post-concert photo above)
Other performances included solo recitals at the University of Central Arkansas, UBC, a performance with the Röntgen Piano Trio in the SF Bay Area and a two-piano concert with Michelle Mares on Gabriola Island, BC. The day after Thanksgiving in the U.S., I can take a deep breath and survey recent work and be highly satisfied. I have many thanks to give.