⛔️warning: metronome beeping & flying pinky finger I've been off the grid but cello activities have been on 🔥!!! I am currently at National Orchestral Institute working with some of the most amazing musicians. Three weeks I've spent here have flown past in a whirlwind and I only have little over a week left at this amazing place. Especially in the coming week I've been hit with a giant stroke of luck of being placed principal chair for a cycle consisting Don Juan, Tchaikovsky 5 and Elgar Cello Concerto played by Robert DeMaine (we rotate seats). It's an honor completely undeserved but I want to make the most of the opportunity...which means I need to step up my game and learn all these pieces super well. I definitely have a disadvantage in that I've never played Don Juan (not even the first page) but I am trying my best to at least have my notes straight so I can add the missing nuances as easily as I can as they are pointed out to me by my colleagues and coaches. In this video I am reviewing some notes under-tempo 🎵 wish me luck, will keep updating!