Thanks for the good points and questions raised so far.
1. David...I'm a french bow player
2. EkS...I'm usually less traditional in approach so the guys like Rabbath, Meyer, and Garcia-Fons tend to really inspire me....But I also have a traditional side which needs fostering and so that's the type of thing I'm looking for now...just to spend the time to develop the core repertoire, which I've never done. Seems like this would be a good way to develop a strong fundamental technique then make my own push forward for an individual voice the way those guys did...rather than learning to sound like them (which would be a remarkable feat anyhow....but not the artist's way)
3. Martin...yes that would have been us I think...if it was around the week of September 24th, 2009. That was our first European city...so beautiful that town!