Today is the Birthday of my Teacher, Mentor, and now a dear Friend: Sasha Korsantia. His charisma, talent, and dedication always make me want to be a better musician. A better person. A better mind. 7 years ago I was page turning him for this piece when he played it in Jordan Hall in Boston. Since then I had a dream to perform it myself, which finally came true this year, thanks to Camille Fonteneau, Mathilde Potier, Andrei Malakhov, and Igor Kiritchenko.
Guys, you have no idea how grateful I am for this concert and for your all work, professionalism, and willingness to put this project together, despite the distance, snowstorms and fallen trees resulting in delayed trains, traffic jams between France and Switzerland, thus meaning very few rehearsals we had altogether (was it 2? 2.5?…not more.) But hey, we made it!