Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Eroica Trio at Dedication of Studzinski Hall

Erika here, thanks for checking out my very first blog!
I want to share a few pix and experiences about our exciting time at Bowdoin College last week- we had a hair-raising time even getting there! There were huge thunderstorms and somehow Susie made it from Laguardia- but Sara, the cello and I were stranded in Newark Airport.... our flight was canceled-ah, the joys of touring......
Since we were the only artists to perform at the dedication their brand new concert hall, Bowdoin made sure that we made the concert! So they hired a private jet for us- we traveled in style, the red carpet treatment all the way!!!!
We went straight to the hall from the airport, where an enthusiastic audience of faculty and students awaited us....one look at Studzinski Recital Hall and we were in love! It is gorgeous, with rich wood everywhere and Danish Blue upholstery on the seats. It feels like a European hall with the audience seated all around the stage, enveloping us. It was great to meet some of the Bowdoin community! Our only regret is that we didn't have the time to hear some of the music students perform...
After a couple of hours rest, we returned to the hall for the gala opening and dedication ceremonies and we let the fabulous acoustics wash over us as we played....pure indulgence!
Afterwards we went to the reception where we enjoyed a gourmet buffet-apparently Bowdoin College is #1 in food service nationwide!
It was a huge honor for us to be a part of Bowdoin College history in the making- congratulations on "Stud's" Hall, it's a gem!
Thanks again for reading! xo Erika

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Welcome to our blog!! This is Susie and I'm so excited to publish our first post AND to announce that our new website is up! Please take a peek! We're all thrilled to share our touring adventures verbally and visually with you.

Flying back from a visit to California in luxurious warm weather, I found myself falling right into the cliche of leaving my heart in San Francisco!

Having the opportunity to perform Beethovens Triple concerto four nights in a row was such a luxury. The orchestra, the audiences and the hall just thrilled us to pieces! Not to mention Maestro Alan Gilbert who we really enjoyed working with.

An open rehearsal the day of our first performance gave us the opportunity to meet some of our friendly audience members and to also get a visual and acoustic feel for beautiful Davies hall full of people.

Exploring Union Square and downtown San Francisco I was struck by how similar the city is to my hometown, Sydney.

The layout, ocean and hills are akin to those of Sydney and I felt right at home.

And then the fantastic cuisine; I was lucky to have wonderful dining experiences (the famed roast chicken at Zuni Cafe is the best I've ever had!). San Franciscans themselves have a life-loving joie de vivre attitude which I fell in love with. I might have to move!!!! Thanks San Francisco!