Good-evening. A few interesting things happened today:
Vasily Petrenko arrived!
Creative Hub – in which I am playing violin II – began rehearsing the composers’ new works. We are doing three performances of their works (not part of the full orchestral performance) in Birmingham, Snape and the Royal College of Music.
My friends and I played through Shostakovich Quartet #8 for fun and I played the cello part on my violin. Not nearly as good as this video – I don’t even know what noises we were making:
We had a disco-party with biscuits, water and the cha-cha slide. Not the typical youth culture you come across nowadays.
Tomorrow is a lie-in! And we move to Birmingham Symphony Hall for rehearsals – massive concert hall.