Wow…it is crazy busy in the New Year of 2013! Trying to put the final touches on my next album that is due to be released in April and the next few days are dedicated to learning the Debussy Trio for flute, cello and piano that Debussy composed when he was 18. I am lucky to have the chance to play with Marc Grauwels, one of the most recorded flute players ever, and the fantastic Stéphane Lemelin who I just adore playing with. So on Friday, January 25’th, these musicians will be playing a fundraiser in support of the OrKidstra Youth Music Program in Ottawa (an El Sistema inspired program) that provides kids, who would otherwise be unable to, the opportunity to learn an instrument and to play together in an orchestral ensemble. I am the Artistic Director of OrKidstra, and one of my passions is working with the children and creating a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere for musical (magical!) communication to happen. OK…I better get back to practicing!