Many thanks to Fritz Quartet for providing me the opportunity to guest play in, for a wedding at Chijmes Hall on 5 December. Tze Chuan, the first violinist had another engagement so Yaw Chang took over while I filled the second violin post. In one way or another we have all worked together before – in re: mix with Yaw Chang; Max the violist who is my brother; and Johnny the cellist whom we played together in a quartet in the Aberdeen International Youth Festival (2005) in Scotland!
Also caught them in action at the Esplanade Concourse for their “Celebrate December” performance on 27 December. In their own words, it was a “subtle” affair, where they played familiar favourites such as “You Raise Me Up”, “What A Wonderful World” and the intricate Andante Cantabile from Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet no. 1 (brought back memories of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival again where we played this for the chamber music competition). The audience turnout was very good – guess some quiet contemplation was in order after all the shopping/celebrating /feasting madness.