Friday, June 28, 2013

PMP and Vacation in Romania

Hello there! My apologies for the month-long hiatus. The first two and a half weeks of June was spent at the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, marking my third summer of attendance. My experience there was amazing as always...sight-reading with friends and faculty, performing with Mr. P, sitting on the dock watching the sunset, bonfires on the beach, and hours of rehearsal spent with incredible people.

View of the campus from the Lauder Fiddle House
Sight reading with Mr. P
View of the sunset with the moon

PMP was extra special for me this summer, because my boyfriend Radu also attended! He went to the Littles program in high school and this was his first summer back. If it weren't for PMP, he would not have attended Colburn and we would not have met. After the workshop ended, the two of us went to visit his family in Romania. I have visited the country twice before and this time was even better. We spent the first day or so exploring Bucharest before traveling to Radu's home town, Drobeta Turnu Severin. I loved seeing the architecture and colors of the houses and buildings, as well as experiencing the food!

with Radu and my mother in front of the Danube 
view of Drobeta Turnu Severin from the water castle tower
view of Drobeta Turnu Severin from the water castle tower
view of the Danube
Tismana Monastery! Romania is famous for its monasteries, and this
small one in the mountains was gorgeous

Now I'm back in the states and, after a few days of frustrated phone calls to locate my suitcase from its Parisian vacation (read: it was left in Paris during my layover between flights), I'm ready to kick into high gear preparing for Music@Menlo! See their recent announcement of the International Program participants here.

Until next time,