Gina Leishman

Composer, Multi-instrumentalist, and Singer

Category: Blog

Nov. 9th, New York

Well, here it is, the future we’ve all refused to admit was possible… A populist revolt I can understand, the system is broken and too many millions have been disenfranchised, but THIS man?? Words fail… It seems that both my homelands, on either side of the pond, have lost their marbles, lost the plot. First

February 2nd, New York

Two great performances witnessed, courtesy of New York… First, an amazing all-Beethoven concert at Alice Tully Hall, given by a period-instrument chamber orchestra from Bruges called Anima Eterna… wow… I am reminded of why we are still listening to his music 200 years later, particularly the 5th symphony, of all things, which has become so

October 7th, menorca

the end of a perfect week (contrary to the dire weather predictions) alone on the finca – me, myself and I… thank you, sis… I’m just a lucky so-and-so, as louis said… joan schirle arrives tomorrow from california – hopefully the weather will hold…

September 14th, Sicily

Halfway through my gift from the Akrai Residency program of a month in Palazzolo Acreide, a lovely old hill town in the Hyblaean mountains of southern Sicily. How lucky can you get… [<>] I have been working away… I share a piano with the other composer/musician in residence (Roman, a genial bear of a