This blog is ten years old today! You can read the very first posting here.
All the memories come flooding back.....and where will I be ten years from now I wonder Well anyway I am still going strong and have a wonderful three months ahead of me. First up is a week in Copenhagen on the jury of the Nikolai Malko conductors competition.
I will be on the look out for operatic potential from these young people. And only one of my colleagues on the jury, Dominique Meyer, has that as a primary interest - complicated this will be I am sure. As I look back at the young conductors in the advancement of whose careers I participated, the record is not so bad. Mark Elder, Andrew Davis, Simon Rattle, Ivor Bolton all "passed through my hands"! And a good many others......I hope that Dominique and I may contribute to the identification of some exceptional new talent for our operatic sphere. I will be reporting here on our success, if that is what it is!
Within days of getting back from Copenhagen I leave for Tokyo, then on to Beijing and Shanghai, and then to North America. I will not be back until June 7. So the blog will be resuming its hectic activity.
Meanwhile I have a quiet day in London, tidying up, paying bills.....you know the usual stuff to be left in good order prior to a long trip away. And a gorgeous day it is. I will be going out later and may capture a pretty view which sums up a perfect spring day in this great city. It eventually appeared below!