I’ve been thinking about learning to play the piano for quite some time. After some attempts to learn on my own with a MIDI keyboard, all of which quickly failed, my plans became specific last winter. I realized that I actually do need an acoustic piano as well as a teacher.
So I began searching a used piano this year in spring. Eventually I found an instrument by Ibach from 1983 with a wonderful warm, vibrant sound, which proved to be a real beauty to my music room as well.
I also found a teacher, i. e. from August I am going to be taking lessons again. I have high goals, I am full of zest for action – and curious what I will be able to achieve on this new instrument…
More than 100 musicians from all over the world have got together to form the virtual “United Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra”, in order to perform the piece CONNECTED by André Herteux (arr. Maren Trekel). The composer collected all contributions and turned them into this wonderful video:
My first work for three guitars was finished yesterday. I call it sarek after the national park in northern Sweden.
The piece is dedicated to three very gifted guitarists who I am fortunate enough to know from the LJZO Brandenburg/Berlin.