Final Piano Recital

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 18.8mm, f/2.8, 1/15 sec, ISO640
“Teacher and Student” Austin, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today is bittersweet because Bay’s last piano recital was this afternoon. He’s been taking lessons since he was about 9 years old, which means he’s performed in about 16 recitals (which seems crazy to me!). But since Bay will be going to college in August, this was his final recital.

Surprisingly, he had chosen to work on Franz Liszt’s Campanella for the recital, which is a notoriously difficult piece to play. We were worried because he’s pretty busy with school, and also he’s not the most eager to practice, but happily, his performance at the recital was great. He only slightly stumbled a couple of times, and they weren’t any pauses. During the intermission, his instructor said, “Bay almost gave me a heart attack, but he did it!” I had the same feeling. 😄

After the performance, his instructor said a few nice words about Bay, and Bay told the audience about his future plans of studying Architecture. It was a really special moment. 😂 We’re sad that he only has a couple more months of formal lessons, but I am hoping he continues piano on his own in the future!

Anyways, here’s a couple of photos and a video from when Bay first started his piano career:

Photo info: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-PL1, 19mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO800
“Piano Lesson” Austin, 2011
“First Recital” Austin, 2011

I hope you had a good day!


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