On June 21, 2007 the Day of Music was celebrated in over 340 cities and 110 countries in all five continents. I had the privilege to take part in this unique celebration: it was in Lausanne, where over 120 concerts took place at 33 different locations.
Only at the beginning of 2007, I discovered the existence of this fascinating Day of Music, being celebrated since 1982, created by the French Ministry of Culture. Based on a very simple idea, the Day of Music aims to address to the public and all musicians (young and adult, amateur and professional, group and soloist, instrumentalist and vocalitst) a musical and harmonious message. All kinds of music are welcome: classical, folklore, popular, variety, rock, techno, funk-rap, and the list continues. Concerts are often conducted at places unforeseen for music, like the railway station halls, school yards, public buildings and squares; as well as concert halls and religious venues. The Day of Music is celebrated every year on June 21st worldwide, all concerts are free of charge, and musicians play voluntarily.
On July 6, 2007 I gave a recital in Zurich, with which I closed by current season (2006-07) successfully. Now I am enjoying a nice summer, taking care of my garden and painting some landscapes.
I wish you a beautiful summer and look forward to seeing you again next season at some of my concerts, maybe in October 2007 in Japan or at the Advent Concert early December 2007 in Switzerland.