There are so many really good kids, and this competition is so stiff...this is the fourth year that I have competed in this competition, and I've never placed...until now!!! They gave me a Superior last Saturday, and I was blown away - and very happy :D
Music is such an amazing example of God's creation - it's complexity, emotion, and mathematical preciseness never cease to amaze me. I love music so much, and I am so blessed to be able to play the piano!!
Last weekend, I played Haydn's Sonata No 52 Hob: XVI 52 in Eb Major, and Brahms' Intermezzo in A Major Op 118 No 2. They asked me to play the Intermezzo on the Honors Recital which I was delighted about...I am so in love with Brahms right now!!
Here is a video of the honors recital. This piece is absolutely SO beautiful, and one of my most favorite pieces I've ever played. Honestly, it is not the kind of piece I expected that I would like so much because normally I like the dramatic, flashy pieces, and this piece is sheer beauty. But I fell head over heels in love with it. There are some really gorgeous moments in it, and in my opinion, what happens at 1:48 (and again at 4:55) is almost the most beautiful moment ever written. I also love from 3:23 on.
Here is a picture from the competition...and then when we got home, Anna took some real quick pictures of me, and I think they turned out really good. She's really learning how to work the camera!!!
|Okay guys...tell me what you think of this one. Do you like the "haze" from the setting sun? Distracting? Add to the picture? What do you think??|