'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, June 02, 2008

Robin Hill & Izzy Cooper - Voice and Guitar

The lack of posts last week hasn't gone unnoticed. Half term and an absent husband made for a busy time.
However, I have had a request to ensure more consistency this week.
My mum is having a spell in hospital, and has left strict instructions, that each day's offering will be taken in for her perusal!
I shall do my best.

Since Robin's return on Friday we have had little time to relax.
Two functions over the weekend meant he was straight into rehearsals.
Good job he didn't have jet lag on this occasion.

One of the events was outdoor.
In a typically British fashion, it chose to pour with rain for the entire day.
I did consult the diary to see if we could reschedule, but that proved impossible until next year.
So, the event went ahead, and despite the inclement conditions, was enjoyed by all who braved the elements.

Which neatly brings me to an exciting event that will be taking place in August.
If you recall, back in April, Robin performed with the wonderful soprano Izzy Cooper.
Robin made a guest appearance in which they performed Rodrigo's 'Adagio'. You can remind yourself of both the relevant posts here and here.

So successful was this collaboration, that two outdoor events have now been organized for August, in the Costa Blanca.
It will be a fabulous programme, in a beautiful setting, so if you haven't booked your holidays yet, then maybe you should consider Spain this year.
I'm already hearing 1/2 rehearsals from the music room, as preparation of some pieces for voice and guitar by Manuel de Falla get under way.
However, for those who can't make the trip to sunny Spain, plans are already being made for recording sessions next year.
As always, watch this space.

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