Monday, March 22, 2010

sister love & bragging rights

despite the fact that she was in major pain, and at the emergency room until 4am the morning before. my sister was awesome at her masterclass with yo-yo ma!
it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and very thrilling. 
seriously, it was like having an acting class and meeting meryl streep. {that's actually a very poor comparison, but i can't think of anything comparable to playing for the best cellist in the world. or ever}

two other students played as well, but joy went first {because she started on stage, since her leg is in a cast and had to hop up the stairs}
and in my not-so-humble {but very biased} opinion, she was the best player, the most entertaining, and had the longest lesson. she got lots of compliments from people in the audience, and yo-yo was definitely impressed. {he used the word "incredible"!! eek!}

sadly, we weren't allowed to take photos or record anything during the masterclass {these are shots of her warming up before anyone came in} but she got some photos taken with him afterwards that i'm hoping they will email her soon. {he also took a photo with me since i wheeled her around and carried her cello for her. he's so nice!}

i can't even begin to tell you how amazing yo-yo ma was.
no. words.

and in case you would like to know, she played: 
Pampeana for Cello & Piano Opus 21 by Alberto Ginastera
it's a really wonderful and fun piece. give it a listen:

also, she had ankle surgery today, but everything went great and she'll be going home tomorrow. i'm just so proud of my little sis! {thanks for letting me brag} {and thanks for all the well wishes!}


  1. Wow, what an amazing and prave young lady! What an experience to play with Yo-Yo! I appreciate her hard work - my son is applying to music schools. I wish her a speedy recovery.

  2. That's an amazing opportunity! I'm not that cultured and I've even heard of Yo Yo!

  3. oh wow! that is so amazing, angie!!

    (miss you... let's talk tomorrow, pretty please)

  4. YAY! I'm glad to hear it went so well. Your sister is such a trooper -- I can't believe she did so much in one day.

  5. oh my goodness that is amazing!!! good for her for doing so good even though she was in pain...yikes!

  6. Wow! That is so exciting. Go Joy!

  7. How exciting for your sister! I bet she remembers this day for the rest of her life. It will be interesting to see where she goes from here.

    It's so nice to hear that yo-yo ma is a nice man as well as brillant!

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