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Winds of change ...

Posted on May 16, 2012
Winds of change are blowing allowing for freedom 2 succeed.

China, next year, etc.

Posted on March 29, 2012
CHINA: I am SO looking forward to returning to beautiful China! I'll be there May 28 - June 22 (dates approximate) teaching and performing. Can't wait to see my new friends again - and to tasting delicious food (especially Lanzhou noodles!).

NEXT YEAR: Next concert season is shaping up to be a great one! To begin, I'll join my extraordinary JU colleagues in a showcase concert September 7. Later in the fall (date TBA) I get to perform the Mendelssohn Trio in C minor with Marguerite Richardson and Shannon Lockwood, and the Schumann Piano Quintet with guest artist, violinist, Reed Smith from Marshall University. February 8 I'm collaborating with colleagues Richardson and Lockwood, JU alum, violist Peter Dutilly, and clarinetist Artie Clifton and French Hornist Sean Morgan in an all-Brahms concert (Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano; Trio for French Horn, Violin, and Piano; Quartet in C minor for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano). February 28 my piano studio welcomes a marching band [...]
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Missing a friend ...

Posted on August 16, 2011
Baby Girl (BG, or Beege to those who knew and loved her) our adopted/rescued cat, died this afternoon at 2:45pm after a long and heroic battle with severe IBD, pancreatitis, and a host of other issues.

She was a beautiful cream-colored flame point cat who shared her life with my wife and me for six short months after being rescued from my brother's "care."

We've learned a lot about the bravery of a small cat, the will to live, and that nine lives are never enough.

A picture of our beloved Beege is added to the gallery. Thanks for taking a look, and for thinking for a moment of her - and your loved animal friends.

Planning is the key to success in music, whether it's practicing for upcoming performances or preparing for concerts which seem way off in the future. Plan!

There's a series of performances coming up in April of 2012 I am looking forward to. The music is by Beethoven. First, January 22, I'm joined by baritone Kryztof Biernacki for a performance of "An die ferne Geliebte," then violinist Marguerite Richardson and cellist Shannon Lockwood and I perform the "Ghost" trio. Margerite and I will conclude our concert with the Violin Sonata in C minor.

Later, in April (on the 13th), I join the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and conductor Michael Butterman for performances of the Third Piano Concerto.

A week later, April 20, I'll present a recital of four popular sonatas (can you guess which ones?) Pathetique, Tempest, Moonlight, Waldstein.

Finally, the whole project concludes with a release party in September of 2012 of my newest CD, a two-disc set of Beethoven sonatas (including those [...]
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Happy New Year!

Posted on January 1, 2011
New day ... new year!

Preparing for upcoming performances and revisiting old musical friends (Liszt Second Concerto, Schumann Symphonic Etudes, other solo works by Liszt). Thrilling!

Performances with The Florida Orchestra Wednesday and Thursday, preparing JSO/Opera production of Donizetti's "Elixir of Love" in late January with performance early February.

Have thoroughly enjoyed college football bowl games this season - but now time to get back to "reality."

Hoping your life and work in 2011 is productive and good.

All the best!


SW


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