As soon as I arrived in Taipei, I met with pianist Hannah Hsu Wang, with whom I performed at Bach Hall, an intimate hall with an incredible Steinway B piano. Coincidentally, Hannah studies with Seymour Bernstein, who was the teacher of my life long piano mentor, pianist, Joseph Smith. Seymour has also been an inspiration to me over the years. Also on the first day in Taipei, I met with several Juilliard alums including Lun-Yun Cheng who immediately asked me to perform at Tainan University of Technology where he is the Dean of the School of Music. The concert was set up on just 2 days notice! That same day, I performed in the evening at the Wan-Sa Salon, run by Shih-Jung Chen, out of his home. He had one of the best Bösendorfer pianos I’ve ever played! In addition I gave a masterclass at the Tainan National University of the Arts. After 3 concerts and a master class in less than 3 days I was exhausted! Over the weekend I was fortunate to join the Yintuan hiking group for 2 days in Hualien. Gorgeous hiking and a wonderful group of people. Other highlights of Taiwan included the incredible variety of food at every meal and the astonishing proliferation of motorcycles. The week in Taiwan was truly a memorable whirlwind of new people, new places, and new foods (and concerts) and I can’t wait to go back.