It was fantastic to be there during the process and see the results in the performance. Besides, Sally took the time during the show to explain to a curious audience what we had been up to during the sessions, which I imagine can be quite an eye opener at times! At least, it brings a little bit of insight into our work process. I thoroughly enjoyed the day, and playing in Bob Boas' instrument was also very nice! Fantastic Steinway sourrounded by beautiful pictures in the "concert room".. incomparable setting!
And what is the "skating" about in the title?
Well, I spent the last days in Geisingen watching the World Freestyle Slalom Championship, and I have found regained drive, motivation and learning techniques from watching and talking to different skaters. Sometimes it is easy to forget the "athlete" side of us as musicians, but we need that side in order to master our instruments technically! I've found that by sharing problems and practice techniques in our respective fields, I have not only learned more about skating, but have come back with new thoughts to include in my practice routine and practice/performance mentality!
(And I have skated quite a lot today.. and my legs can already tell the difference..)
Ps. Congratulations to all Team GB skaters, all of them were fantastic!