After making so many wonderful friends in Singapore, it was hard to leave at 4am on our flight to Jakarta. But soon enough, we were to encounter the beauty that is Jakarta and especially it’s people.
Francisco came to pick us up in Jakarta. I had first met him in Jamaica and was surprised and thrilled to see him again. We performed at the Usmail Performing Arts Center where people like the Assad Brothers had visited before us. We were thrilled with the acoustics of the concert hall. Our Masterclass was presented at the Jakarta Conservatory of Music which is a modest and extremely warm and friendly place. Meta was my host and she did a lovely job of setting up around 10 students to perform for me. They even gifted us to a scrumptious lunch of Indonesian delights. It was quite a feast and it gave us a chance to mingle a bit more with our students. The whole exchange was a delight. We finished off our busy day of teaching with a grand massage at the local salon before returning to our oh so luxurious Hotel Melia. Heaven!