Thank you so much for welcoming once again in our wonderful city of Sendai.
I say “our city” because I feel it is indeed “my” city too, as I have been coming to Sendai so often since 2001. Every time I come to Sendai is pure joy for me, it always remind me the incredible hard time it was during the competition in 2001, but definitely one of the most satisfying experience of my entire life.. It reminds me of my youth, as I was as young as 19-years-old, first time in Japan and first time in Asia. It was a start-up, a big door which I was about to open in that 2001, and from that year on, I have been coming to Japan 24/25 times (I can’t even count exactly, as it is so many times to beautiful Japan).
I feel like home, I’m extremely delighted to meet Sendai audience again. My promise this time, as always, is not just to show my appreciation for the audience, giving all I have to offer musically, but giving my entire heart while playing. Will give my best to move emotionally the audience, always with great respect and kind appreciation.
I will look forward to come again this time, and for the first time I will be coming with my wife Giulia and my little daughter Elena (she will be 9-months-old!), and can’t wait to show them the beauty of Asahigaoka Park 🙂 See you very soon, all the best to all Sendai people!
It’s been almost three years since I was at Sendai competition. I still remember every moment I have enjoyed in Sendai. It was my pleasure to share my music with everyone in Sendai at that time and I will never forget the warm greetings from everyone! I am really excited to visit Sendai again this September and play several concerts! It will be really exciting to play with other musicians too, so I am really looking forward to seeing you all there!