this is aya when she was a grad student at 17, self-assured little pain..i mean GENIUS!~
aya, you lucky duck! i will be playing brahms 2 avec le premier sac de douche chef d'orchestre de VOTRE pays (no, not bramwell tovey, kent nagano, pinchas zukerman...*triple-sigh*) while you are gallivanting around gay paris. i should've checked my schedule before i even started to dream...i am very very joyeux that you are going though. you've been before...? (i have not). manger beaucoup (take pics before you consume!) and take TONS of pics. then stop in st. louis and show them to me so i can live vicariously. arigato!
*STUNNING PHOTO OF LE TOUR D'EIFFEL, GREGG RITCHIE.
**STUNNING PHOTO OF MS. MIYAGAWA, YOURS TRULY