Hi! My name is Or Sidi and I am a 22 year old clarinet player, originally from Israel (where I studied with Eva Wasserman) but currently attending Arizona State University, where
I am studying with Bob Spring, whom you probably know.
I am writing to you because I happened to see your recording of Piazzolla's "Oblivion" on YouTube, and it was so beautiful, that I felt like I just had to write something.
This was one of the most beautiful, soulful recordings I have ever heard. Your style of playing is exactly what I have always aspired to sound like and become as a professional
musician. I have always said that my goal is to be able to play and perform pieces that are mixed with classical and jazz influences, such as the Copland Conerto for Clarinet,
which is my favorite piece for clarinet, and in fact - what got me to Arizona on full scholarship.
When I think, hear or play Piazzolla pieces, the way I want to sound, or the way I would have liked it to be performed by others - is exactly how you played. This rarely happens
to me since us, as clarinetists, tend to be quite judgemental of other clarinetists when they perform, but again - your "Oblivion" was simply breath taking to me.
You are really an amazing player, thank you for this.