Matthew Barley/Cellist

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.

Albert Einstein

A feast of Swedish Cellists!

I had a great afternoon today, working with 23 young Swedish cellists in a town near the Arctic Circle called SkellefteÃ¥ (I’m so pleased I found the key that makes a little circle above the ‘a’). I loved flying in here over the pines forests, and as soon as you disembark from the plane you smell the clear air, so perfect.

They were really delightful students in a very impressive music school, and we had a good time learning some difficult rhythmic exercises. It was also very good to see so many of them at the concert afterwards, in a hall with a very good acoustic.

And that brings my Swedish tour to an end. Many thanks for your emails and wonderful comments and so many presents (linen, metalwork, chocolates, and even a piece of cheese!), it’s been great to meet you all – I look forward to next time, when I may be able to say a few more words in your very shtrÃ¥nge länjgskuage.

1 Comment

  • Anna Lindstöm says:

    I just want to thank for the lovely concert,I have never heard someone play so fantastic. And I also want to thank for the workshop earlier on the day. That really inspired me, and the concert too. It was a very nice day.

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