by Cesco Emmanuel

Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, London. It’s the equivalent of a BA (Music). At least from a performance point of view.

That’s where my head is at nowadays, at least till April 2017, when the exam happens.

I have to do a recital – 40 minutes of music from various time periods (I chose pieces by Dowland, Bach, Barrios, Villa Lobos and Reinhardt), then write an 1,800 word essay on the pieces I chose, the little intricacies and then last but not least I get to sight-read a piece I have never seen before.

I’ll get five minutes to look it over and away I go.

That last part scares the living daylights out of me, but I’ve been working on these pieces for almost two years and I’m almost ready for the exam.

So, come April 2017, here goes everything.

Other than that there’s a new Kobo Town album – ‘Where the Galleon Sank’ coming out in February in Canada and in the Fall in Europe. So tours will follow.

Stay tuned everybody!

2017 is going to be a great year for music.

So Merry Christmas!

See you all in 2017.