This morning we started the day in a very civilised manner listening to Heifetz performing Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor. Beautiful music and beautifully played.
As the sound soared around us I couldn't help noticing that Robin seemed a little distracted although listening intently.
Shortly after he disappeared off to the music room and the rest of us got on with our day.
I could tell it wasn't the usual form of practice coming from the room and before long I was summoned in to hear a new composition.
It's a delightful piece called 'One Morning' which is so light and optimistic, just the sort of thing needed on a wet Sunday morning.
It isn't yet complete but I'm sure it will be by the end of the day.
I couldn't help wondering why Robin had suddenly felt the urge to compose so asked him.
He said he didn't really know or understand why, just that as he'd been listening to Heifetz he'd felt that he was hearing the music in a different way and knew that he was going to compose a piece.
The mind of a musician is a strange thing, and one I have been trying to understand for many years, but what a joy to hear a new piece of music come to life.
'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