Hi! Checking in after a couple weeks on the road, we spent a few days at Southern Illinois University giving a recital and playing the Beethoven Triple with Maestro Edward Benyas and the Southern Illinois University Orchestra in Carbondale, IL. It was great to return after a few months away and to play with everyone again, a real treat. We also gave a masterclass to some very talented students whose spirit and enthusiasm was completely infectious and contagious! It's always rewarding to work with students who have a real love for and dedication to their art; we really enjoyed hearing them all.
On another note (no pun intended!) our travels to and from Carbondale were shared by some Bravo network celebrities; Tabatha from "Tabatha's Salon Takeover" flew out with us from Newark with her signature platinum cropped cut and all black wardrobe. Serendipitously, we shared the car on our drive back to St Louis airport with a another Bravo personality who I was very stoked about - Season 5 Project Runway finalist Korto Momolu! She was sporting one of her fabulous bags and a very cute haircut! It was a blast to chat with her about her line and upcoming show at New York Fashion Week in the fall.
Check back soon to read about our recent California trip!