chamber music life
Sometimes I feel I lead a wonderfully wacky yet great life. I can't play all of the wonderful quartet jobs that crop up during the gorgeous autumns of Central Washington but I don't mind helping connect event planners and couples getting married with players who are available. Even from Shanghai. Last summer I remember fishing with my dad on the Columbia river, discussing arranging "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey with a client for later in the summer. I don't think I mentioned to her where I was when she called! On the other hand maybe that was just not right to take a call on that beautiful, serene place; yet as I told dad it's hard not to take a call when someone is planning their wedding and we'd been playing phone tag already from all over the planet! As an entrepeneur himself he understood very well.
Lately I have been playing quartets with flute, violin, viola and cello here in Shanghai. Everything from Bach, to Piazzolla to Turkey in the Straw, with a little Cherubini thrown in. We are from four countries: England, Germany, US and Australia. It's a great combination that we plan to continue after the cellist and I return from overseas this summer.