Six very interesting applicants ~ from all over the globe ~ Italy, Israel, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Korea. Special performances of Stravinsky, Scarlatti, Szymanowski, Scriabin made for a wonderful day of concerts.
There has been good coverage of the auditions on the radio and television, including interviews with Richard. However, the audiences remain small but faithful ~ eager to give encouragement to these remarkable young artists as they take on this challenge.
The acoustics are very good ~ can hear every soft note; in quiet passages it seems as if we hold our breaths, not wanting to disturb the resonance of the notes ~ and there is no coughing, regardless of the cold.
Getting ready to return home! ‘Knee deep’ in snow, Alann