lesson 22i must be crazy..
taking up the violin at this late stage in life - and have been told so - that's ok...
I'm having fun despite it being a challenge and my maestro is patient and kind and hasn't whacked me over the head with the instrument - this is a positive sign me thinks :) Well maestro tells me he wouldn't be using the instrument in anycase! ;)
This piece is the one i have the most fun playing and as this is my very first video and YouTube upload so i wanted to keep it short.. not knowing how it would come out :) I am also trying very hard not to look at the violin when playing!
This violin is the third i have acquired since starting 22 weeks ago.
It was gifted to me from Spyros Vretos (82 years of age) it has been in his possession since 1970 when he bought it from the Music Distributors Australia in Artarmon Sydney.
Spyros has given away many violins which he has bought and restored during his life, and he too started learning to play the violin as an older student after being inspired by a lady violinist on the boat out to Australia when he migrated.
I feel humbled, privileged and very honored that he has given me this very beautiful violin as a gift.
Spyros, thank you for having faith, for allowing a stranger into your home when i was searching for a teacher, for first introducing me to my violin.
Your gift is treasured, and your extreme generosity always remembered.
Thursday 5 November, 2009
ps.. i am very shy and when nervous i tend to giggle and sincere apologies for the unglamorous kitchen surrounds.. :/
donna con il violino blu
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