I was very happy (and flattered too!) when Bridgette R. W. contacted me via Facebook telling me that she was a journalism student studying at the University of Urbino this Summer and that she was covering a story on the violin maker in Pesaro, Daniele Canu, whom she got to know about reading my blog post!
I was happy as the aim of my blog, Where Lemons Blossom, is indeed that of having people discover this beautiful (and yet unknown to many) part of Italy. Second, I’m always happy when Maestro Liutaio Daniele Canu, a good friend of mine, has a chance to share his magnificent skills in violin making with other people. Entering his magic workshop is like entering a magix box. Incidentally, that is also the official seat of our amateur orchestra (how I love playing with my musician friends, enjoying the smell of wood and glue, surrounded by beautiful string instruments made by Daniele that vibrate along with us!).
Anyway, Bridgette came to Pesaro twice in the month of June and she even stayed during our orchestra rehearsals. I showed her around a little in Pesaro historical centre, together with Walter and Costanza, and we talked her into having a ‘Rossini’ sliced pizza (which you can eat only in Pesaro… basically a pizza with tomato sauce, cheese and, on top, sliced boiled eggs and mayonnaise!)
When Walter and I joined her on Pesaro beach, where she was enjoying a sunny day with her mates, on her very last day in Italy (she was moving to Croatia the next day), she told us that her article on Daniele won best article (sorry, Bridgette, I don’t remember if you won the prize within a special category… maybe you can tell us when you get back to the States!).
Anyway, I cannot wait to share the link to Bridgette’s article as soon as it is officially published.
In the meanwhile: thank you so much Bridgette for your company, on behalf of WLB and of our amateur orchestra! We enjoyed your company very much and hope to see you again… maybe next time you can take your ukulele with and play along with us 🙂