My performances went well – here’s the world premiere of my short composition Forgotten Summer:
And snippet from my closing performances of Passage:
Was great to have Evelyne Coulombe, Consul General of Canada in Rio, attend my performance at the Justica Federal Cultural Centre. Support from the Canadian Embassy made my appearance at the festival possible – many thanks! Here’s Ms. Coulombe with festival organizer Sergio da Costa e Silva:
I’ve been rather lax at posting photos from my trip to the Rio Harp Festival. Remedying that now – wanted to get these up before I head off on my next adventure, teaching and performing at the Somerset Harp Festival July 20-23!
So, traditional airport selfies on my way down to Rio:
Toronto, still somewhat alert!
Sao Paulo, approaching 24 hours “on the road”, so to speak:
And didn’t manage to get a selfie at the Rio airport, but here I am on the beach:
I’m offering an online Warmup Workshop this coming Saturday, March 25th. Streamed live on YouTube, and building off a PDF booklet (included) this hour and 15 minute workshop aims to give specific and practical advice on building a warmup routine that works for you. Scales, chords and chord patterns, speed, and finger independence are some of the things we’ll be covering.
I’ll be talking about ways to use the booklet and answering questions from chat. You’ll need a YouTube or Google+ account in order to view the livestream.
Note that even if you can’t watch live on March 25th, you might still want to sign up to get the booklet and for access to the video – you just won’t be able to get any questions answered on steam!
Cost is $15 US – which gets you the booklet, access to the livestream event, and access to the archived video once the workshop is over. Please let me know if you have any questions!
A quick note to let you know that I’m one of the presenters at the upcoming Virtual Harp Summit. The summit runs from March 9-15th, and I’ll be presenting a talk on the 9th about three ways to bring a focus on technique to your daily harp routine.
I’ve also recorded a short concert of improvisations that I’m really looking forward to sharing :)