I spent a happy afternoon in the city of Kazan last week with Maestro Evgeny Sakmarov. He and his wife were kind enough to give me a tour of the city. We experienced traditional Kazan food and walked through the city to see its sights. Maestro Sakmarov gave me a beautiful traditional Tatarstan hat as a gift, thinking about making it part of my new concert dress! Thank you Evgeny, I hope to return again soon!