|My first speech in Japanese|
It says: "(Hello), my name is Andrea. About two years ago I came to Japan from America. In the summer of 2011, I attended the PMF summer music festival in Sapporo and fell in love with Japan. At that time I heard about HPAC. Now I'm really happy to be in Japan. Thank you, please think kindly of me." And then I bowed, truly appreciating their audience, their kindness and patience in listening to me, and continued, in my friend's handwriting, "And now I will play Bach."
And then I played the Allemande from the G Major Suite for them, feeling their kindness with me throughout. I'm really happy to be in Japan.