April 2008

In the Country of Ysaÿe

April 3, 2008 05:34

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the country of Ysaÿe in the year of his 150th birthday. I arrived the day before and Brussels Airport almost managed to loose my suitcase. Isn't it wonderful how - after half an hour of mounting suspense - you feel no anger about the lost time but just happiness about being reunited with your belongings?

Unfortunately, since I arrived shortly before 21:00 and the whole Wednesday was filled with meetings, there was no time to see anything. The joys of business "travelling", ha! One of these days, I'll get to see Ysaÿe's studio.

Leaning back comfortably in your chair is not something my company encourages, for afterwards, it was all downhill in my comfy "folding chair":


Having thus left a lasting impression, I made it back to the airport quite early (school's out this week in Belgium) and spent a blissful hour in the Lufthansa Lounge surfing violinist.com.

3 replies | Archive link

More entries: August 2008March 2008

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Email

Violinist.com is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music: Protect your instrument this winter

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

JR Judd Violins
JR Judd Violins

Starling-DeLay Symposium
Starling-DeLay Symposium

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases

Violinist.com Shopping Guide
Violinist.com Shopping Guide

ARIA International Summer Academy

Study with the Elizabeth Faidley Studio

Metzler Violin Shop

Southwest Strings

Bobelock Cases

Johnson String Instrument/Carriage House Violins

Jargar Strings

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop



Los Angeles Violin Shop


String Masters

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Laurie's Books

Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.

Violinist.com Interviews Volume 1
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn

Violinist.com Interviews Volume 2
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine