Alban's Blog

Getting married

This will be probably a rather short little post: While my future wife Geri is being made even more beautiful by some stylist I am sitting on the floor trying to book some little details to our honeymoon to Venice. Yes, I am getting married for a second time, I can’t wait to finally make our love official. Am I nervous? Not really – extremely excited, but as I know that this is by far the best I can do for my life I am so much looking forward to a hopefully simple ceremony in the registry and later on a wonderful party at Berlin’s Radialsystem. We haven’t invited too many people as we don’t want it to become too impersonal: 80 friends and family members are planning, guided by my youngest sister Pamina, some surprises – soooo touching to see through how much effort they go to make this day as memorable as possible for us.

There was actually not much time too get nervous for me anyway as I was playing concerts until the day before yesterday with Austrian composer and pianist Thomas Larcher; a friend of mine, Jennifer Wingate, had commissioned a piece by Thomas in memory for her parents which we premiered few days ago in London’s Wigmore Hall together with the Debussy Sonata, Schuberts Arpeggione and Schumann Adagio&Allegro as well as his “5 Stücke im Volkston”. Not an easy program, but it worked very well – took it on tour to Heidelberg (Heidelberger Frühling) and a little more or less private concert in Austrias most gorgeous skiing resort Lech. I drove the 800 km back to Berlin right after the concert, arrived at 3 am in order to hold my beloved future wife’s hand the day before our big day.

And that’s it, my queen is ready, looking glorious (photos will follow) – we have to go now, the ceremony starts in 25 minutes… On May 1st there will be another chance in a beautiful little monastery in Geri’s homecountry Bulgaria (in the Balkan mountains) – and off I go 🙂

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