The last month of my life has been full of events of various sorts. First of all I had a quiet chrismas at home with my parents. However that changed as I was informed that I had lost my academic tutor (details too personal for general internet at this point). I spent the rest of the holidays grappeling with my research tryng to understand where I am. I have just sent of a report of my research and hope that a good tutor will be willing and able to take me on. However everyone at RCM is really kind and supportive so I am sure something good will happen in the end.
Over the holidays I also worked quite intensively on a big recital program which I presented with Amelie on Saturday Feb. 7th (Due Corde). It was our first evening recital and it went really well. We had good audience response and even though we were very cold we had a wonderful time performing great music. We have another recital coming up in early March and then we will see what comes after that. We also performed in St. Mary's hospital and we might well do that again in the future.
Lately my life had been dominated by snow. London was very beautiful but one could get absolutely nowhere - which was perfect for practising and writing reports! By now it would be good if it stopped though.
In the course of January I also performed in a concert with Belsize Baroque lead by Adrian Butterfield my teacher - who lucky can one be to be concert master with ones teacher directing? I learned so much from that. I also took part in a recording project at the RCM museum. In the coming weeks there are more performance projects and March in particular proves to be busy - but more about that in due time.
At this point in time I am feeling confident that I will eventually make it here in London. I have wonderful friends, great housemates, good teachers and colleagues - and I am starting to earn the beginnings of a living!