Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our celebration of Brian Delma Taylor concert, it was a magical night
Dreaming of Venice? Well, dreams really do come true! Here’s the story: some of you saw the beautiful black-and-white photos I posted last week, by the incredible photographer Andrea Peller. We have been looking for the right photographer for my Who’s Who album cover. I’ve always adored Andrea Peller, but she lives in Vienna so I didn’t really consider her an option.. until other local photographers simply weren’t working out. So I gave her a call. She was on her way to Udine, which is near Venice in Italy. The only days we are both available are this coming week. I called my amazing producer Felipe Souza, and now my flight to Venice has been booked. I am leaving soon! Thank you infinitely Felipe, and Andrea, I can’t wait to have the best fun in the world with you this week 🎉 #EverythingIsPossible
Thank you Andrea for this sneak peak from the photo shoot! So very excited to see how these gorgeous photos came out!
Wow, it’s pretty amazing being in Venice! I just had to play this piece for you all, it was an incredible feeling being in the place where Vivaldi wrote this, and playing on my violin which is now 240 years old. What a gift. I was wearing earplugs so I could hear my band on a track, but one of them fell out down the cracks of the rooftop I was playing on, and the other headphone turned off in panic, so towards the end of the piece I was guessing where the band was 😂 Thank you to genius Susan Obrant for your gorgeous dress 💖
This is amazing. I absolutely love playing Vivaldi’s “Winter”. He wrote it in 1723 for the girls in the orphanage where he worked in Venice. Here I was at this orphanage, which is still going. It was incredible to think of the music that Vivaldi wrote here, and how he trained these young girls to play string instruments and become famous throughout Europe. I then went to his home and the church where he was baptized, I will post that video tomorrow!
It was very moving for me to find the square in Venice where Vivaldi lived, and be in the church which was his place of baptism, worship, and where his music was often played, and still is 250 years later. What a great blessing.
Yay!! Our PledgeMusic campaign starts today! We have had such fun thinking of things that we hope you will love to do, and we are still designing posters, T-shirts and mugs. We may add baseball caps if you want - just tell us. These are all exclusive designs, only available for our PledgeMusic supporters. This is going to be a great ride. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being on this journey with me. I am infinitely grateful for you all 💖
Check it out here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/daisyjopling
The words of this song are simply forever powerful. There have been many times over the last 10 years when I needed this encouragement. Anything is possible ✨🧚♀️ I’m deeply grateful for the gift of being able to play music which makes my spirit fly with joy.
A huge thank you to Entergy for their invaluable support in making this show possible. Here are some examples of the incredible community work they are doing: Entergy & The Community
What an amazing week at the O'Connor Method Camp in Charlotte!
Mark O’Connor has created an incredible method of learning the violin with great American music, fun and creativity. The kids absolutely love it, as you’ll see in this video. If you are a string teacher, I could not recommend it highly enough for you to try out.
Thank you Mark O'Connor for your invaluable service to our string playing community, and to children and adults around the world who want to experience the joy of playing a string instrument. Thank you also to all the extraordinary, talented teachers on this camp, including the genius musicians of the Mark O'Connor Band and my fabulous roommate Pamela Hamilton. And thank you to our wonderful Charlotte host Beth Brown, you truly gave me the opportunity to experience the best of southern hospitality.