Oh, I'm jealous! Did you get his autograph?
In what context did you meet V.A.?
Pete, you are the man. I know many people viewed this and did not have courage to respond or ignored??.. But you did.
Heeeeee, that was on 17/11/07 racmaninoff concerto no3 played at sydney opera house. To take this photo with him and autographs was very very special to me. I have had worked hard for this special arrangenmet with him....with a slim chance. I got him. Picture was taken before that date...my secret...
I almost wanted to take the picture of his hands next to mine..but I was a little too embrassed...so I did not. But I can tell you guys outhere, he has a square hands, at end of his finger tip has a big lump on it(due to excessive playing on the keyboard over many years). From the photo and I shocked his hands twice, you can judge that his hands is almost the same as mine except fingers are little thicker...and PLAYED much better too.
I also took the picture of Garrick Osshlm(piano) at end of concert..a tall big guy almost twice of askenazy. Never mind, next time you come to sydney, I will have a picture taken with you too.
and nailed down your hands too.