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» 2018 in review

When we cross over into yet another year, we have no idea what is ahead of us. Well, some of it I can predict: concert dates in the calendar, already scheduled years ago; flights booked months in advance; repertoire plans made eighteen months ago that I must stick to and learn; people I will hopefully see along the way; festival plans well advanced.
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» Two landmark concerts this month

The Trasimeno Music Festival is over for another year. It’s such a special week that it’s very hard to explain it with words if you haven’t been there. The beauty of Umbria, the wonderful venues we have for our concerts, the camaraderie between members of the audience, the joy of the artists who come to perform—all of that makes for something which is quite far removed from ordinary concert experiences.
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» An exciting weekend ahead

This weekend Canada celebrates what art means to their country, and I am very proud to be a part of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. Mind you, they’re keeping me busy! A full day today with meetings, reception at Parliament Hill, sitting in on Question Time, a rehearsal for Saturday night’s Gala, and then a dinner with close friends. Tomorrow is the big ceremony at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General when I will receive my Lifetime Achievement Award.
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» Touring with a broken foot

The good news is that I’m much better, and at least now am going out in the street with just one crutch for safety, rather than two. Around the house I don’t need to use them, but mind you, I was just on my feet steadily for almost 6 hours getting ready for yet another trip, and now BOTH feet are killing me!
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» For my friends and fans in Japan!

5月22日(火)と24日(木)私は紀尾井ホールでBach Odyssey​シリーズ​​第3弾を​弾きます。22日​は平均律クラヴィーア曲集第1巻を​、そして24日​はゴルドベルク変奏曲​を弾きます。Bach Odysseyは、​東京の他、NY,ロンドン、オタワ、フィレンツェなど世界主要各都市で2020年までの4年間​に12回​のリサイタルでバッハの全ソロ鍵盤​曲を​弾くプロジェクトです。皆様もバッハ歴訪の旅にようこそ!
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» Always the unexpected

The new year started off so wonderfully with a four-day festival, organised by my Trasimeno Music Festival staff, in the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel on the Grand Canal in Venice.
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» Another year is almost up!

It’s not possible that we’re already in December. Though when I think of all I’ve done since I last posted in the summer, then it’s enough to fill an entire year or more. I think that when you just look at my online schedule, you get no idea of all the work behind the scenes.
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» The Bach Odyssey and much more

My four-year project of performing all the keyboard works of Bach, The Bach Odyssey, has started. Already I have given the first two programmes in the cycle (there will be 12 in total) in places such as New York, Florence, and of course London’s Wigmore Hall. All the French Suites, Inventions, Sinfonias, Cappricios–already presented, and what wonderful music it is! Coming up soon….
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» Already August!

I had better write something before another season starts! Plus I have just learned how to insert material myself on this new website (there simply wasn’t time during the past year to meet with my new web designer…I’ve been so busy), so I’m eager to try it out. What to say?
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» Easter Sunday at Hong Kong airport

Easter Sunday, and I am sitting in a transfer area at Hong Kong airport. After coming all the way from Nashville to here via Chicago (the last flight a 16-hour one), I am not thrilled to wait four hours for the ferry to Macau.
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