How about a nice masterclass with Alfred Brendel?
Four years after that, he moved to London to study at the Guildhall School in London, and it was there that he had his fateful meeting with Alfred Brendel. “We met at a master class, and then he invited me round to his house. Really, that was such an incredible experience. We spent five hours on Liszt’s Dante sonata, analysing every bar, and at the end of it I couldn’t play a note.”
But then, once Opera Chic found herself seated at la Scala a few seats away from Maestro Brendel and simply being near him in an opera house full of people was intimidating enough.