On Thursday, travel plans permitting, I will find myself in Norman Oklahoma to participate in “Low Strings Attached” held by the University of Oklahoma School of Music. The faculty list boasts an impressive roster of all-star cellists and bassists, though, I am most glad to see names of my former cello professor Emilio Colon and Suzuki pedagogue Cara Miller. Besides attending this low-strings festival weekend hosted by cello professor Jonathan Ruck (also an Indiana University alumni), I will also be participating in 2015 Donna Turner Smith Cello Competition with Mvt. I of the Dvorak Cello Concerto and the Prelude of J. S. Bach’s D Minor Suite. It will prove to be an exciting weekend for all.
Also, rumor also has it that a few of my old studiomates from Indiana University might be there… Updates coming soon.