Reflecting on ICEP Vietnam / ICEPベトナムを振り返って-五嶋みどり

Reflecting on ICEP Vietnam by Midori   After a fortnight of being back in the US, enjoying my self-prepared chicken paprikash and quinoa, I have a chance finally to reflect a bit on the past two weeks in Vietnam. Our stay in Hanoi started with much peace and quiet time to concentrate on our work. … Continue reading Reflecting on ICEP Vietnam / ICEPベトナムを振り返って-五嶋みどり

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Leaving Ho Chi Minh / ホーチミンを去りながら

From Charlotte:   We are leaving the land of phó and motorbikes, and there are so many impressions to attempt to sum up. We’ve met so many people with bright open faces and smiles, though many of them deal with extremely difficult life circumstances. During our presentations, we had to try to play many roles … Continue reading Leaving Ho Chi Minh / ホーチミンを去りながら

Masala vs. Phở / マサラ対フォー-イェンドリック

Masala vs. Phở Blog by Jendrik So different but also so similar - That is probably the most accurate and yet meaningless comparison between India and Vietnam. When I look back to ICEP India 2017, I think immediately about the extremes we encountered, which were outwardly visible on the streets and in everyday life. Examples: … Continue reading Masala vs. Phở / マサラ対フォー-イェンドリック

What’s in My Suitcase, and Why Two? / スーツケースの中身は? どうして2個?-五嶋みどり

What’s in My Suitcase, and Why Two? Blog entry from Midori   I usually travel very light. What I need during a concert tour is very limited beyond my concert dress and the violin. A single suitcase that I can check-in is all I bring. However, for ICEP, things are a bit different, of course, … Continue reading What’s in My Suitcase, and Why Two? / スーツケースの中身は? どうして2個?-五嶋みどり

First Presentation in Ho Chi Minh City / ホーチミンで最初の演奏-五嶋みどり

First Presentation in Ho Chi Minh City By Midori After an uneventful flight of less than two hour from Hanoi, we are now in Ho Chi Minh City. After many eventful days in the Hanoi area, we are all mesmerized by the vibrant energy in the former city of Saigon. The size is much bigger … Continue reading First Presentation in Ho Chi Minh City / ホーチミンで最初の演奏-五嶋みどり

Human and Musical Contacts / 音楽による人のつながり-アラン

Human and Musical Contacts By Alan On Sunday, our quartet visited two sites dedicated to the care of those who were either formerly afflicted by Hansen's disease (also known as leprosy) or currently in treatment. As Midori explained to us prior to our visit, despite how curable the condition is today and the very low … Continue reading Human and Musical Contacts / 音楽による人のつながり-アラン

Four In a Day / 1日4回-タチアナ

Four In a Day Blog Entry by Tanja We had four presentations today, in three different places, so it was quite tiring today but also truly enriching. This morning we visited a school and performed two presentations back to back to some children who were visually-impaired, and some who weren’t. All were incredibly enthusiastic though, … Continue reading Four In a Day / 1日4回-タチアナ