All the very best to you on your wonderful round birthday!!!!
It was such a tremendous pleasure to see you last fall - and I am SO MUCH looking forward to seeing you in July (you´ll just LOVE Bamberg food and beer XD)!!!!
I am sure you´ll be adequately celebrated today by the most wonderful Japanese people, that we all love so much.
I have been using VOLARE in Solo, Tuba Quartet, Quintet, large brass ensemble, country band, and symphonic orchestra as well as in teaching.
It is fantastic, and I don´t want to miss it anymore!!!!!
For the first time in my entire life I had the feeling of having a chance against the timpani in Rite of Spring XD
Here you can see it being used with the Berlin Philharmonic just
a few weeks ago:
concert highlights at
http://www.digitalconcerthall.com/de/konzert/3462/abbado-bartholdy-berlioz/ (tubas from min 1´40´´)
I wish you a most happy and lucky year, and may every single day be the best of your life!!!
With warmest greetings, and the greatest respect, and endless thanks,
Your student and admirer