This evening I found out about the death of Laurie Frink, who passed away yesterday.
Laurie was an inspirational woman – one I have admired for over 10 years. She represented something remarkable – a world class performer who was also a world class educator.
For a number of years, I have dreamt of studying under Laurie, having used her method Flexus and Caruso to shape my technical practice. For the last few months, Laurie and I were in contact arranging lessons for December this year. She helped with applications, visas and funding. We discussed lessons and teaching and cats. I can’t explain how much I was looking forward to December – there have been many times during my practice I have noticed something in my playing, big or small, and thought “I’ll ask Laurie about that.”. It’s with enormous sadness that I realise we’ll never spend that time together.
My thoughts go out to her family, friends and students.