Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.
Cologne, Germany’s Excelsior Hotel Ernst, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World since 1928, was last night home to a “December Concert in Candlelight” presented by my dear friend, Steinway Artist and author, Robin Meloy Goldsby–aka known as The Piano Girl–along with German actress Heike Bänsch.
Because the Piano Girl’s husband–The Gray Fox–aka John Goldsby–jazz educator and bassist with the WDR Big Band, had a gig at the Essen, Philharmonie, I had the good fortune to be Robin’s date for the evening.
The Piano Girl mesmerized her audience with her piano arrangements of some of our favorite holiday classics. Her performance was interwoven with downright delightful stories about some of her Christmases in America and in Germany; she presenting in English and Heike in German. The audience loved them. And this audience is just one of quite a few of Robin’s fans–Kourtney Kardashian’s Christmas Spotify playlist lists Robin’s song, First Snow, from her album, Songs from the Castle as one of her favorites. Whether you’re a K fan or not, this is still pretty cool.
After the performance, The Piano Girl’s guests mingled over champagne before sitting down to a three course gourmet dinner. Robin made a toast to our table. She raised her wine glass and said something like, “Here’s to my new friends,” and then looking at me sitting next to her, “and my old friends.” I was like, “Really Piano Girl?” We all fell out laughing. At least she didn’t say I was fat.
I’ve blogged about Robin before: menopausebarbees October 31, 2011 and May 19, 2014. Find out more about this talented, wickedly funny mother, wife, composer, pianist and author on her website: http://robin.goldsby.de
HOT LOVE Piano Girl! I’m so proud of you. Merry Christmas. And thanks again.