Happy New Year! 1/7/10

January 7, 2010

It has been already a week past since 2010 started! Again,

Happy New Year!  It is a tiger year in our Japanese calender. How is your new year going?? I spent for 5days in Indiana visiting my husband’s family in December (We came back just in time to celebrate New Years’ Eve. Huh– there was a bottle of chilled champagne in the fridge!). It is good to feel COLD once in a while. Living in California is just great, but I sometime miss 4 seasons. Japan has it, and we live according to the seasons. The food is different in each season as well.

My playing-with-different-cellists life is over now after yesterday. I played with Brook Speltz (Curtis graduate 08′)  in December. He surely sounded wonderful, technically strong and musically convincing, and I had a great time playing with him. He is seeking the chamber music opportunities in his future.  I am focusing on my solo program which is coming up VERY soon! I will perform my favorite composers and pieces on Saturday 9th for LA Phil’s Committee members. I will repeat this program for more occasions in this spring. It seems busy, but very productive spring is ahead of me. There are many music waiting on my piano to be practiced!

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