I've got some great news to share
It's been a while since I've written here. I've spent the summertime having some quiet reflection and rest. I hope you had some of the same, or whatever is most important to you.
So, it's been several years that I've been looking for a great travel cello. Things have gotten so complicated with the airlines that it's virtually impossible to travel with a cello without a separate seat for it, which is prohibitive for presenters. Recently, my musical partner Beatrix Becker introduced me to Ricci Carbon Instruments of Salzburg, which sponsored our last European duo tour by supplying a cello. I was amazed by the quality of the sound and the ease of playing. The Ricci did what no other carbon cello I've tried can: it succeeded in both an ensemble and a solo setting. Audiences loved the sound and I felt comfortable sharing my music through its voice. See the photo above for its beautiful natural appearance. And I never had to worry when checking it at the airport- it's mighty strong.
Because of my enthusiasm for the cello, Ricci and I have teamed up to make me an official Ricci Artist, playing their cellos, helping to find them a home and make a name here in the States. It's very exciting to me to finally have an instrument of this caliber that I can travel with without worry- it really takes the edge off!
I'll be playing the Ricci at my next solo show, here in Brooklyn, October 21st. Come hear it and me do our thing. I'll be singing and playing some new material that's been percolating over the summer. I hope you can join me there! It'll be an intimate evening to share music and thoughts together. Here's a link for tickets.
with love and gratitude,