Music Lessons and Renting a Cello on the Côte d’Azur
Contributor blog post by Jemma:
French Lessons has stumbled on Hogwarts School of Miraculous Strings, and it’s right here in the heart of the Côte d’Azur. How surprised and charmed – and humbled – we are . . .
“The cello matter is more complicated than I thought,” a local friend emailed right before my family, and I arrived in Antibes for the summer. Violeta had left three messages with a personal contact, and finally, his shop called her back to recommend two others. The quick search for a suitable cello was becoming a job.
Violeta, I should say, is an internationally acclaimed violinist. Just writing that makes me happy. We met over a decade ago through our then-toddlers, and for a good while I had no idea she knew an F-sharp from an A-flat, but over the years we’ve become firm friends. “I am absolutely positive that we will find something,” she wrote. Her usual optimism would propel the search.
…Continue reading here for Jemma’s delightful story about the family outing to Nice and a world apart from the typical tourist sites. A place that not only has a 7/8 cello that they are willing to rent to Jemma on a short-term basis, but it’s an instrument that the owner handcrafted for his sister. Jemma imagines this workshop as somewhere that J.K. Rowlings might find inspiration for her next series of books.
Via:: French Lessons