Anyone considering a career in music might be swayed by this post.
The years and years of dedication to your instrument can result in some very special events.
To be booked to play at a private party on a private beach was one such occasion.
Robin was flown from the UK, whilst Izzy Cooper arrived from Spain, and with only two days rehearsal it was a pretty tight schedule.
However, they have performed together before and had been working on their parts separately for some time.
By all accounts it was a fabulous evening. But then with such a beautiful backdrop everyone was bound to be moved:
As Robin and Izzy performed the sea rolled gently in behind them and after the interval Robin couldn't resist informing Izzy that the waves were now only a matter of feet from them....
Ever the professional, and also used to Robin's sense of humour, she managed to remain calm and they finished the programme without getting their feet wet.
Whilst not rehearsing Robin could sit back and enjoy the view from his hotel:
And in fact spoke to me a number of times from his balcony:
But this was always going to be a busy weekend.
The next morning Robin had an early flight to Stansted as he was performing a concert that night at the Rhodes Art Complex, Bishop's Stortford.
They had thoughtfully put a poster in the window so that the travel and work weary musician knew he had arrived at the correct destination:
As I write Robin is off on his travels once again and can currently be found somewhere in Canada.
But more of that trip on another occasion.
'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