Ryan played a transcription for Tenor Saxophone of Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei (originally for Cello) yesterday at the St George’s School Rigg Scholarship Presentations. It was a “multi-arts” event with scholarships awarded for Music, Theatre Arts (including Technical, TV Production, and Acting) and Visual Arts (including sculpture and painting.) The event was full of powerful, sensitive and compelling work, not least Ryan’s performance. This is the same piece with which Ryan won the tenor saxophone chair in the National Youth Band of Canada. I closed my eyes and was swept away by the romance of Ryan’s vision of the piece and his gorgeous tone. This is the experience that every teacher longs for….to become an audience member instead of a critic. Just one of the most fulfilling moments of my life, that’s all!