May 2007

News from Switzerland (vol. II)

May 28, 2007 11:44

Hi all,

I'm still getting to know this fascinating country. I've found a violin teacher and I really like the way he understands and explains music, I like his method. I hope I'll be able to practice more in the future.

Not long ago I brought my things from Austria. Now my 30m2 flat looks like a storage room, since there was already furniture in it. Anyway I managed to leave some free space to reach my bed, the kitchen and there's of course a small playing area. I move in july and then I'll have more space and an internet connection.

I started playing Bach's largo, from the BWV1005 in C. And I really have to struggle to play those double, triple, quadruple stops. Sounds terrible, but I see I'm improving.
I entered the Musikverein Lenzburg. They have quite a nice Home-Site, don't they?
(unfortunatelly only in german). We have the next concert in july, so I have to practice a lot. Haydn's Symphony 97, a marimba concert from Ney Rosauro and a J.Ch. Bach's Ouverture.

I also joined a running club here (well.., almost joined), and there's an oral agreement to run Munich marathon in october and Vienna in may 2008. Let's see how it runs :)

Best regards to everybody!

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May 4, 2007 06:13

Hi all,

things have changed, now I'm in Switzerland! New land, new job, new friends... new violin teacher, of course, and new orchestra.
2 Weeks ago I was refused in one of the local orchestras. I was nervous and didn't play well. I felt really bad about that, but it was only a day or two. On the other hand I was accepted in Lenzburg orchestra and I found an appartment in Aarau (the canton's capital and old swiss capital city, really nice place!), I'll move there end of june. Last weekend including monday and tuesday I went back to Austria to pick up my stuff. Now I live in a furnitured 30m2 app. with all my personal furniture, books, washing maschine, winter tires etc. etc. etc. lying on the floor.

I don't really feel like playing or practicing these days, but I know I have to. Rehearsals start in 2 weeks and I hope I get my motivation back. Maybe it's because of this stupid cold I have or because the moving was too exhausting...

Here are some pictures from Z├╝rich and the swiss alps, hope you like them.

I can't spend too much time writting entries or emails in the company. Hopefully I'll get the conexion as soon as I move into the new flat.

Best Regards!

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