Here are some quotes from recent participants:
"Thank you for a wonderfull experience!" Viola Incarbone (Ripatransone, Italy 2009)
(Sent to the Bridge Quartet) "Thank you for coaching me in Cortona. I had a fabulous time and I think it greatly improved my cello playing. It was great to learn and experience more about chamber music. I hope to see you all soon and can say on behalf of the “Youth Group” that we had a great time and will be back next year."
Vicky Trigle (UK)
"New Year we passed in south Spain, Jimena de la Frontera, where Jane Carhart invited chamber music people from all the world to play together…So many good friends we got there through music and walks. Thank you, Jane, for a wonderful initiative."
Lena Brodin (Sweden)
"Lovely musical memories…you provided hours of sheer joy. It was a memorable and very inspiring experience, definitely to be repeated…A big and warm THANKS! "
Ana Fitzpatrick (Italy)
“The Bridge Quartet are the best coaches ever, and such fun too.....That was the best music workshop I ever attended: The setting was perfect, the players all so friendly and eager to play, the very good and even standard of playing and experience of players made all sessions, whether coached or not, really enjoyable....”
Ruth Rattenbury (UK)
“ Provocative coaching, lots of new ideas, and willing to listen to participants’ ideas as well”.
Leonard Lefkovitch (Canada)
"...at the Moulin I saw a delightful place, met wonderful people, learned a lot, gained a lot of confidence. It was a very, very good experience".
Massimo Cortini (Italy)
"Thanks again and congratulations for this wonderful music week in a magical place. Everything was perfect, and I am extremely pleased to have met such wonderful people. We must share more Calvados, Xeres, Asti or Côte de Provence as soon as possible".
Michel Oriano (France)
The Bridge Quartet has, in fine form
In Mozart, played up a storm
Their Debussy sounded
Mature and well-rounded,
But their Delius - sets a new norm!
They asked, but what could I say
Of Jane's week at Moulin d'Ande?
There were all kinds of things
Like twenty-odd strings
And one wind - to spice up the play!
I have to admire Jane's way
When she's at the Moulin d'Ande.
She runs all the flings
And pulls all the strings
From lands that are far far away.
Three cheers for our good friend Jane Carhart
We know she's a gal with a good heart
And plays the viola
With a mean hemiola
And that's not even the hard part!
- Hugh Rosenbaum (UK)