Next up I had a masterclass with Reinhard Goebel with Fellowship on a Bach Overture Suite for flute, strings and basso continuo. It was incredibly helpful and he seemed to help us breathe life into the piece (also he kept urging me to play louder; it's really nice to know I'm quite important =P). He is so energetic and passionate, and certainly a little eccentric.
I also made some Estonian friends after the Arvo Pärt SSO program a couple of weeks ago. The Estonian choir came to do the program seeing as Arvo Pärt was Estonian. They were really lovely and we spoke about politics, economy, music, Sydney, Estonian, culture.. It was definitely worth hanging back to socialise even though my week had been so hectic and I mostly wanted to sleep.
And even more Fellowship photos, these two are from our road trip to Taree for a concert.