7 concerts in 5 countries for this winter tour, marking the start of our 5 year collaboration with Mitsuko Uchida.
I just settled back home, and I want to share with you this kaleidoscope of images, shades of our European winter, warmed up by Mitsuko’s Mozart.
Read More Mitsuko Uchida, the joy of playing Mozart
After the black tails, I was curious to see how this red dress would play with my new backdrop’s tones…
What do you think?
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For a long time I have admired the amazing canvas backdrops used for portraiture, they bring so much warmth and depth…
Of course I toyed with the idea of painting my own backdrops, but there was always a good reason to delay it. The supplies, the technique, the room, the time…!
In the end all I needed was a good partner in crime for this project, my sister, an artist at heart who specializes in painting restoration. She immediately ran with the idea, and before I knew it we were in her workshop with linen canvas, paint and brushes.
A couple of days fun et voilà! I was ready to test in the studio. My favorite model brought tails for the first part of the session, another novelty!
A few details of the making of at the end…
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The Yu Garden neighborhood on a rainy day, the solfège lesson in chinese, and our final Lucerne Festival Orchestra concert in Shanghai.
Read More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Shanghai, October 22nd 2018
A full day in preparation of our first concert in the Shanghai Symphony Hall. First, the morning traditional rehearsal, testing the acoustic, finding our marks, followed by a substantial press conference for the residency of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in Shanghai. […]
Read More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Shanghai, October 18th, 2018
Our first day in Shanghai, discovering the Symphony Hall, and joining Maestro Chailly and pianist Haochen Zhang for their first encounter. The day ended with a party at the Swiss consulate, as the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was invited by Swiss Consulate Mr. Olivier Zehnder and his wife Ms. Frédérique Zehnder. […]
Read More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Shanghai, October 17th, 2018
Our long but cheerful travel from Milano to Shanghai, with a lovely sunset over Amsterdam on the way. The day ended in a blur after eating delicious xialongbao in Shanghai! […]
Read More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Milano October 15th and 16th, 2018
This is the concert day in la Scala. I have been to many Italian theaters but this one is obviously special, and I can feel everyone is excited!
Read More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Milano October 14th, 2018