Yes, that’s true! The maestros Piecaitis and Rosenberg paid me a visit in 2012. It was a first-time meeting for all of us. Piecaitis, composer of CATcerto, came all the way from Lithuania to meet his muse. Rosenberg didn’t have to travel quite so far. He and his wife, Caitlin, drove from Chestertown, Maryland in the United States. Maestro Rosenberg is the artistic director of the National Music Festival, and he has conducted CATcerto (with yours truly on the big screen) four times, including the U.S. premiere in Hot Springs, Arkansas. His wife, Caitlin Patton, is the executive director of the NMF.
Here’s a short video with highlights of the visit.