The second concert on board Crystal Serenity went well despite some traumas for Robin. Half way through the third piece one of his nails broke. This is a major problem for guitarists.
He had to apologise, leave the stage, do a quick glue repair, and try and get on with the show.
That's not easy though, as once a nail has broken it really requires major reconstruction, which can take up to an hour to do. Obviously he couldn't do that with a packed theatre waiting. So a hasty repair was done and the remainder of the concert carried out in fear of the whole thing flying off. It didn't, and I'm sure the audience wouldn't be aware of the added pressure that this sort of situation puts a performer under. After all, it's their job to look calm and as if they are having a great time!
'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