On two trips from London to Surrey, England during the Summer of 2011, I visited my dear friend Malcolm Stewart, who is currently recovering from a stroke, and played the violin for him.   On the first visit he particularly enjoyed solo Bach, and after my return from Edinburgh, we visited again with his wife and daughter Martha, and I played Vaughan Williams Lark ascending, during which he smiled and closed his eyes.   It seemed that the meditative quality of the music was both healing and energizing to him.

Playing violin for a friend in rehabilitation