THE (NOT SO) LONELY LITIGATOR’S CLUB 26: GABOR COVAKS: THE MANDOLIN PLAYING SOLICITOR’S TALE
The Club may be unique in legal history because, in addition to promoting knowledge and skills about litigation, the constitution also has the aims of promoting laywers playing and listening to mandolin music. That is just one of the reasons we have gone to Portsmouth for our next member. Solicitor Gabor Covaks is a keen photographer and mandolin player in addition to his legal practice. (The photograph is a close up of the D strings and 12th fret of Gabor’s mandolin).
Where are you working from now?
After working at home for a while, I have now been furloughed for a few weeks. So my work is on other projects. It is a long time since I put in so much work in the greenhouse and garden! Also, I have been carrying on my mandolin lessons via Zoom, which has worked really well, and I have had a lot more time to practice, and work on a new skill of reading music. My other project has been photography: in lockdown I have been taking a lot of macro (close up) photographs, such as this one of my mandolin (I wiped the strings down with a duster, and one of the fibres caught!). I have been learning the full intricacies and capabilities of my photo processing software. Also, I have been active on the committee of Bishop’s Waltham Photographic Society, where we have rapidly devised a programme of online meetings – I ran the competition evening we had a few weeks ago via Zoom, with 40 + members participating and also an external judge, and tonight we will be showing and discussing 20 portfolios of members’ lockdown images, all run from my pc.