Sunday, July 3, 2011

My Little Shout Out

Tobie...Master Violist!

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


LOST SOUL said...

He is good

Wishing him all the best

Anonymous said...

I've always been envious of people who could play instruments; that goes doubly so for people who play violin. He sounds great, and I'm sure he'll do great.


NPO said...

Good luck to Tobie.
Let us know, but I'm sure he did well.

Unknown said...

Your boyfriend is dreamy.

Albinoblackbear said...

LS, IANH, NPO--Thanks! :)

NJ--Hahah, I think so too. :P

Albinoblackbear said...


Just got a quick email from Tobie saying he was done and that it was a great concert!

His program director told him he played extremely well--so that is a good sign (the guy used to be the principal cellist in the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London, meaning--he knows a great performance when he see one!)

I'm so relieved for him that he's done...having a 2 year Masters 100% weighted on a final performance has GOT to be stressful! Yay! He's done!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! :). I've heard how hard such recitals can be, it's very impressive that he is able to handle the stress!

Albinoblackbear said...


I think they ensure the stress is there to truly test his *performance* ability...since after all that *is* what his degree will be in! :)