'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

Monday, October 22, 2007

Classical Guitar Students at Leeds University and then to Recording

Robin now, at last, has a spell at home, which we are all very pleased about.
He has quickly settled back into family life, aided by the fact that it is half term here, so both boys are around all day, and eager for his attention.

Today, however, he had to go over to Leeds.
His students at Leeds University, have been very patient, and it is the first time he has seen them this semester.
Robin has just not been here, as he has been away so much recently, giving concerts in a variety of places.
But, the course at Leeds is a performance one, and who better to guide potential classical guitarists, than someone who is actively out there doing it.
It's one thing to read about performance, and, another thing completely, to be up there on the stage.
So often you hear of teachers who never even pick up a guitar during lessons.
It makes you wonder how on earth they put across any information.
So Robin has put his students through their paces and is now back home.

One thing Robin has been desperate to get on with, is some recording, and now, there appears to be a window of opportunity.
His time away hasn't been wasted though.
Many of the pieces he currently performs will be recorded, and, he has been working on many others.
There are also a few surprises up his sleeve which I hope to tell you about as we go along.

The timing, as always seems to be the case, isn't perfect.
Two small boys around the house all week doesn't make for the quietest of environments.
However, they are very aware of the significance of the 'red light', so hopefully, the recording sessions will go uninterrupted...

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