I heard from Robin after the first concert on board the QM2. The theatre is huge, seating well over 1000 people, and was more or less full on this occasion. Nerve wracking for any performer. However, the true professional prevailed, and Robin delivered a fantastic concert. He sold out of Cd's and still has one concert to do.
Some of the audience were reduced to tears, which I am assuming was through pleasure and not pain!
To have the ability to move people in such a way is amazing and Cunard should be delighted that they have such a talent on board.
Throughout the ages people have turned to music as a source of comfort and reassurance. The world needs uplifting by fantastic music to remind us that it is not all bad.
Musicians around the world need to persevere and hopefully the general public will gradually realise that classical music is not to be feared but enjoyed.
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman