Olga (http://www.olgadomnina.com) and I first worked together in Russia and Kazakhstan in 2013. In November and December 2014 we embarked on a major voyage across Russia, with invitations to perform in Moscow, (including the Stanislavsky Theatre) and surrounding cities, a number of Siberian cities, and in the Far East – in Vladivostok, and on Sakhalina Island. Altogether we were in Russia for a month – and it was pretty cold in Siberia in December! Our repertoire consisted of a recital programme with the Sonata by Walton and the Britten Suite along with the Brahms D minor Sonata and a variety of encores, as well as a performance of the Mendelssohn Double Concerto in Kostroma. We also gave the Russian premiere of the colossal Violin Sonata by Vladimir Genin in Moscow.