This summer’s Etchings Festival was truly wonderful. Working alongside Fred Lerdahl and Georg Friedrich Haas was an honor and a kind of dream come true. Each member of our group, Diamanda, Sietse-Jan, Paolo, Szymon, Laszlo and Virginie performed exceptionally well. And all under the amazing conducting of Jeffrey Means. The performances were remarkable–but you don’t have to take my word for it. You can ask any of the incredibly talented participants this year.
And thank you so much Ashley and Kevin and Cheryl for making everything so professional and easy. You’re a joy to work with. And of course, thanks to everyone at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts who make this festival happen each year! I’m so proud to artistically direct a festival that makes such a positive contribution to so many.