It is a sad day here in Hillhouse as Peter Wiltschinsky's mother died in the early hours of this morning. She was a remarkable lady who gave the duo huge amounts of support from the early days as struggling students to present day.
I knew her well as she frequently came to Hill/Wiltschinsky concerts. One of her favourite pastimes was to mingle amongst the audience during the interval, eavesdropping on conversations, and then reporting back all the tit bits of information and enthusiastic comments to us backstage!
She was a very proud lady, and was immensely proud of what the duo have achieved, and our sympathy goes out to all the Wiltschinsky family.
Robin meanwhile went to Rufford Old Hall where he carried out a solo performance in this fabulous setting. The event organisers and audience were very understanding about the whole situation, and the concert went very well.
'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