A brand new programme, exploring the piano’s singing tone, including oppratic transcriptions by Puccini and Bellini.
A special opportunity to perform a solo recital – but I was melting in the heat – appropriate as I was wearingthe shirt I had made when I played in Singapore!
Backstage, listening to the audience chatter through the curtains – i do not get nervous, just excited to play!
I tried to get the glasses to sing, but either the heat, or the nerves on the part of the performers (yes glasses get stage-fright sometimes – they steadfastly refused to sing. Perhaps my hands were too clean…
I will need water, since I talk to the audiences during my performances. I might as well have pretty glasses.
Steinway & Sons know how to build pianos. This one, however, is in need of some serious work.
We are lucky that the Bellville Civic Theater has such a good instrument. Pianoforte – Steinway & Sons Dealers in South Africa.
A Steinway that holds up to the hard work of Liszt, and sings with a burgundy tone in Chopin, he is more like a mature baritone than a Soprano Valkyrie.
Moments where the Light shines through into the world – that’s why I do what I do.