Following my bachelor recital, my dad and I went on a road trip around Iceland. We’re currently in Akureyri in the north. Five days in, with five days to go. Halfway!
So far, we have seen a large amount of waterfalls, we have been horse riding, swimming in hot springs, walked on volcanoes, and visited caves. I could write about it for days, but instead I’ve taken some footage along the way. When I come back to Norway, I will try my best to make my first ever video montage/vlog.
Whenever we stopped in cool areas, we also took the time to shoot some videos of me playing in different locations. I have chosen a few of them to feature them here on the blog.
The first one I will be showing, is Poem by Zdeněk Fibich. The piece usually played with accompaniment. However, getting a pianist- not to mention a piano up in the middle of nowhere, proved to be tricky. Therefore I play it unaccompanied.
My dad and I have a special relationship with this song in particular. When I started playing the violin, he read me some books by a Norwegian author about a girl from Norway who played the violin, called Ingrid and the Violin. She played this piece constantly, and after a couple of years, when I started mastering the violin, my dad bought me the sheet music for this simplified version of Poem.
One of my projects this Summer is to learn the complete version.
This performance is from Dimmuborgir in Mývatn
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