4 Concerts a Day, 5 Programs a Week

It has been a crazy week:

Sunday, 20th Nov. Opening night of a guitar festival in Tartu. New chamber music program with guitar, flute and viola (Schubert’s Arpeggione, Takemitsu’s Toward the Sea and Debussy’s Sonata for harp, flute and viola). 400 km to drive, home for night.

Monday, 21th Nov. Teachers’ courses in Jõhvi, total of 6 hours group lessons. Night in Jõhvi. 200 km to drive.

Tuesday, 22th Nov. Teachers’ courses in Jõhvi, total of 4 hours group lessons. Then back to Tallinn and 4 more hours of group lessons. 200 km to drive, night at home.

Wednesday, 23th Nov. Lecture at the guitar festival in Tartu. 200 km to drive, night in Tartu.

Thursday, 24th Nov. Teachers’ courses in Tartu, total of 6 hours group lessons. Then 2 recitals to listen. Night in Tartu. No driving.

Friday, 25th Nov. Teachers’ courses in Tartu, total of 4 hours group lessons. Then my own concert with guitar quartet. Full Vivaldi program. 200 km to drive and night at home.

Saturday, 26th Nov. Teachers’ courses in Tallinn, total of 4 hours group lessons. Then a 2 hour rehearsal with the quartet. Night at home.

Sunday, 27th Nov. Teachers’ courses in Tallinn, total of 6 hours group lessons. Night at home.

Monday, 28th Nov. Up at 6 and straight to the tour buss. 3 flamenco shows in 3 different places. Then an evening concert with guitar quartet (Mediterranean program) in Narva. Back to Tallinn at 0:00, total 650 km driving.

And so it goes.. This week there are two more different programs coming up: one with the guitar duo and another flamenco show. So 5 different programs in 10 days plus tons of teaching and driving. And not to forget – this Monday was the deadline to get my new guitar magazine to the printing house and start a marketing campaign. I’m alive so far.

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