Thank you very much for your kind words.
I just landed back home, after spending a particularly fun week in LA. I attended the various Grammy ceremonies and parties which were all truly amazing.
I feel a big honor to have been a Grammy nominee this year and even a greater honor to have been a fellow nominee of one of my favorite pianists, Mitsuko Uchida, who won the prize this year.
I believe that the meaning of being a nominee, with a mandolin and with a contemporary piece, on the same category together one of the world’s most famous pianists with pieces by Mozart, speaks for itself: the mandolin is indeed having its revolution.
I have a lot of motivation to keep doing what I do, and to continuo to introduce the art of mandolin-playing people all around the world, so I hope the future will bring us all many more pleasant surprises.
I’m working full-gaz now on editing my new CD which will feature Concerti by J. S. Bach, arranged for mandolin and string orchestra. I surely keep you posted once the CD will be released.
I’m carrying beautiful memories from my last tour in Japan and I’m looking forward for the next occasion to visit and play in your wonderful country.
With best regards,
On 15 Feb 2011, at 01:03, ebe wrote:
This is Ebe..Web Magazine’GuitarTimes’.In Japan I call myself ‘Guitarnojikan’.
i’ve been looking for the day,yesterday.Grammy announce.
I think that a person all over the world related to the mandolin was the same desire.
It is regrettable not to be able to win award.on No.101.
However, having been nominated was already a great first step.
And you were get award on No.96 David Frost’swork.
It has the same meaning as the AviAvital’s award winning .
Please give me a comment about now….current feeling.
And how do you think about the view in the future?
Please let me hear your performance again by all means in Japan.