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 Post subject: Wish me luck!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:32 pm 
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I'm going to be in a masterclass with Leon Fleisher this Friday, playing the 4th Chopin ballade. I'm starting to get really nervous, but also REALLY excited! Has anybody here ever seen him before?

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Wow, that is an incredible honour (*Canadian spelling) to be chosen for a masterclass with such a big name. Your playing is incredible, so you certainly deserve the spot.

I recently read an article on him and it seems he is not only very talented, but also a very nice guy with a willingness to genuinely help other players. Be sure to take a photo, if you can!

Good luck. You will do well.


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Yes, I saw him here in Chicago play a short all-Bach program last year.
He played "Sheep May Safely Graze", the Capricco in Bb, and the
Brahms-Bach Chaconne for left hand. No encore. Very fluid and deeply
musical, as one would expect from someone with so much experience,
but he seemed like a very nice guy.

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Gosh, you lucky talented bastard ! If nothing else, this will look great on your CV :lol:
I can see you'd be apprehensive sitting next to such a giant. But there is probably no need for that.

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Have fun!!! and be in every moment ... it'd be awful to go thru it all in a nervous daze and not have a memories to recall!!

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ahhh thanks guys! it really is an amazing honor. I will try to not be so nervous so that I can remember everything that happens :lol: and I will DEFINITELY be taking pictures!!

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Congratulations on this opportunity of a lifetime! How thrilling. You will have to post pictures so all of us can drool. :D

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I echo what all the others have said here. Congratulations and good luck tomorrow!

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Well......................today's Saturday. We're all in suspense about how it went yesterday.

What kinds of advice did he give to you and the others? -- Please pass along so we can use in our own playing. Also, am hoping you will submit mp3 of the Chopin Ballade you played.

Hope you had a great time yesterday and am very eager to hear about it.


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Nicole wrote:
Well......................today's Saturday. We're all in suspense about how it went yesterday.


Yeah! :)

(maybe he's still sleeping....)

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Or... Ole Fleisher bit his head off :lol:

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I choose to think that the 3-day congratulatory champagne binge he went on after his triumphant showing has yet to end! :lol:

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Well, he seems to be ignoring us. C'mon, Austin - give us the goods! :)

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