The whole process of recording the Traveling Sonata was an amazing experience for me mainly because Jeremy Jouve is such a musical and exquisite guitarist. He made the whole process a complete joy because making music with master musicians, for me, rates as one of life’s peak experiences. We got together and rehearsed every day for 6 hours every day for a week before performing a couple concerts in the Bay Area. Then we hit the studio. But this wasn’t just any old studio, we recorded in the world’s top recording studio, George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound, the sound stage where all the Star Wars movies were recorded. I have recorded a few albums here, but this experience of recording with Grammy Winning Engineer, Keith O. Johnson, was extra special. It was a true honor to have been able to record in this space, with the inspiring rolling hills outside, with Jeremy as my musical partner and with Keith as our star engineer. Life is so perfect sometimes! We were invited to spend the night on the premises in the delightful Inn at Skywalker. The whole weekend was such a treat. The album was recently released and immediately it became San Francisco classical radio station KDFC’s “CD of the Week” along with Lang Lang and Alison Balsom. Reference Recordings label is so easy to work with. They have been a perfect partner, super dedicated and magnanimous.