Last week - let's get there!!
3 MONTHS AGO
We are nearly there! Just another $3,000 and we've got it - and I've been totally blown away by the generosity of people so far.
I'm very excited that the NZ Symphony Orchestra have been able to absolutely confirm the recording date of April 2019 - a little later than we initially imagined, but there's PLENTY to get on with in the meantime - refinements to the score, developing the album artwork, and a million other things… the process of producing an album is exciting, but busy!
I've just seen the final cut of the mini documentary of my time in France this year (director Anna Cottrell calls it a 'haiku documentary’!), and it's fantastic. In 4 minutes it brings together the whole back-story of my cello concerto - my mother and I talking about her grandmother and my great-great-uncle, the inspiration for the piece, my visit to his grave on the Belgian border - and of course the performance of my concerto in France. It will be broadcast in 2018 during the 6pm TV3 news programme ‘Newshub' - about as prime time as I could ever hope!
So many exciting things happening - lots more work to do, but we will get there with your assistance.
Thank you again so much for your support.