for all the well wishes following the Dutch Classical Talent Award ! !
I was humbled my many reactions, messages, and posts –
particularly the NRC article :
“in fifteen minutes Dramm not only created the illusion that her violin is a living organism, but also bare footedly played bass drums and pedal organ, and then sang the macabre poem ‘Crossing the Water’ by Sylvia Plath – the final line of which (“This is the silence of astounded souls”) accurately reflecting the audience’s sentiments. That astonished silence gave way to Purcell’s famous Dido, in which her violin seemed to become human.”