In about 3 hours Tobie will be playing a concert which is the final exam for his Masters in Orchestral String Performance. I am, of course, bursting with pride and excitement on his behalf. I have seen his dedication and discipline with hours of solitary rehearsal, six days a week, for the past 2 years. He's so amazing, I had to make a little shout-out post on his behalf.
My only little twinge of sadness is that this marks the end of his time in Ireland, with me staying on for two more years. I am also disappointed that I wont be there for this big performance. I'd love to be in the front row...with a giant smile on my face and tiny prayer in my heart.
I am sure he'll play beautifully. I did get to see his dress rehearsal performance. A link if you'd like a taster.
Good luck, Tobie! xo