Happy New Year!! 1/3/11

January 3, 2011

I hope everyone is starting 2011 wonderfully! I successfully came back from my family visit in IN on a new year day without any delay or cancellation. That is already a BIG accomplishment in those days. On Sunday 2nd I attended the 2 parties, one at the Japanese Council and the local Japanese organizations, and the other, at Occidental College music department chair’s house. The Japanese party fulfilled my nostalgia a little because we celebrate New Year entirely differently than Americans. The other party was really fun for musical chat and more. I love my colleagues at Occidental College. I am so lucky to be with those wonderful people. In between those 2 parties I played the recital with a young cellist, including Beethoven Sonata No. 1 for cello and piano. As you know those sonatas Beethoven wrote were  for him to play on piano. I can’t call them piano sonata with cello obbligato, but for us pianists we feel that way, finger test! I enjoyed playing it with Andrew!  It is a great way to start the new year with Big B’s music.

Now the holiday is over, but the spirit of holiday sustains, hopefully. I am back in Bach: Goldberg Variation Boot Camp with joy. It is an amazing music, but very challenging! Have a Wonderful 2011!

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