May 19, 2006 at 5:57 AMwhat a crazy week it's been! Monday/Tuesday were spent in Vancouver (and driving to and from it) where the heat of summer has come early. I went down for a lesson and my teacher's approval on the instrument that I have selected to be my musical partner in crime for university. So in short, my new child is a 1925 Guarneri model Roth violin in perfect condition and with an ease and playability that I haven't at this point experienced in too many instruments in that price range. Wednesday I was home, went to school for part of the day and taught in the afternoon. I was talking a couple of the faculty at the music school and the school's student chamber orchestra is doing "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons and guess who has been asked to be the soloist? Yes, me. :)!! Yay!! Thursday (today) brought a performance at school for the talent show. I wasn't terribly pleased with my performance but how hard is it to pull off the Vitali Ciaccona when you have over 800 screaming teenagers who think classical music is a waste of time, as your audience? I did alright overall though and my Dad got to play the Steinway! Always a treat! I got a few minutes breathing time before going back out onstage to accompany my friend who was singing, on the piano so I too got my chance at the beautiful 9 ft. grand piano. I taught again for the afternoon, my students all did really well today and despite being completely exhausted and worn out from a full day at school (complete with my last test of the year in history for before the provincial final), a performance and everything else, it was rewarding and enjoyable afternoon. I got home and I recieved the news that I will be attending the Young Artist Experience in Vancouver this summer for a 10 day chamber music retreat!
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