Monday, December 26, 2011


Dear Friends,

I hope you can accept the fact that I needed to practice as an excuse for my recent lack of updates. As some of you know, for the next 10 days or so I will be an orchestral cellist in the Deutsch-Skandinavisch Jugend Philharmonie, where we will be playing excerpts from the Barefoot Songs and the first movement of the Symphony No. 8. Oh, and there will be some Strauss and Bernstein too. Most likely I will be the oldest member of the orchestra and maybe the only one who is not pursuing music full-time, either as a student or a professional. At the conclusion of our intense rehearsal schedule, we will be performing in the Berliner Philharmonie, one of the revered temples of western classical music. To say that I am excited and nervous is an understatement. 

Our concert will be taking place on 5. January at 20:00. Please try to come to the concert, and if you do, be sure to say hi! I would love to meet you. 

Throughout the coming days I will try to post updates and pictures from Berlin. Stay tuned!

I promise, I really do promise, to get back to the regular updates once I get back.


  1. Stay tuned for updates. I am currently working on several blog entries about my time in Berlin, and then I will finally, finally get to the Symphony No. 12!