It's cold outside although not as cold as our first time here 3 years ago. The warmth of the audience which seemed (by the rhythmic clapping and shouting) to approve was as we remembered it. Followed by intense autograph and photo seeking. It's a wonderful hall, a musical public and a great experience to interact with Russian people. Adam spoke in Russian at the beginning of the program. Cortez's Rachmaninoff solo was a hit, as were in fact all the other solos on this program by Brian, Andy, Kory, Chris and Marques .