As 2010 inches to a close, I thought I would show some highlights of the year that truly made it an epic one. In January, I toured with Chris Botti and his incredible band and visited 5 states playing ‘Emmanuel’……
I had a bump in my stomach that finally came to meet me in June…..Little did I know how much she would LOVE music!!! Even my scales!!!
The incredible composer, John Corigliano, wrote a special lullaby called ‘Lullaby for Natalie’ that I will be recording this February for eOne Music with fellow mom, Reiko Uchida…‘Seasons…dreams’ was released and I played in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, celebrating this….I also played a Mozart Concerto with special Wynton Marsalis cadenzas with Louis Langree and the St.Louis Symphony that was a treat.
I saw Jesus Christ at JFK….just making sure you are still paying attention!
It must have been this sighting that got me lucky enough to purchase the ‘Ex-Napoleon/Molitor’ Stradivarius, dated 1697 violin…’Molly’ is sitting next to the ‘Royal Spanish’ Strad, dated 1730 in the pic.
I tweeted Keith Olbermann and ended up playing on his show a couple days later!!
I also played at the WNYC Gala with Alec Baldwin hosting and he is a huge classical music lover! Love that guy!! Yay!!