Three weeks ago, from April 23-28 we had the pleasure of being guest artists-in-residence at the Campanile Music Festival at San Diego State University. After nine months of brutally cold winter weather, flying to sunny skies, warm weather...and the best tacos (ever...outside of Mexico) was a welcome treat. Did we mention mentoring with the next generation of budding young artists was the cherry on top? In addition to giving instrumental and chamber music masterclasses, we performed Elgar's Introduction and Allegro with the SDSU Chamber Orchestra, joined forces with the amazing Hausmann Quartet in a performance of Mendelssohn's Octet, and gave a special final concert at Scripps Cottage, which included our dear friend, Wei-Chieh Lin's Taiwanese Folk Songs, Beethoven's Opus 59 No. 3, and a revamped set of Grappelli Tunes by Jasmine
Thanks to artistic director, Pei-Chun Tsai, all the volunteers and musicians at Campanile Festival, and our incredible hosts who made this residency a memorable visit.