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Pianists sparkle in competition

November 22nd, 2018

Another keenly fought competition this year, with some big repertoire on show.

Milo opened the music with Prokofiev’s The Cat from Peter and the Wolf, played with great humour, and was followed by new-comer Marco who gave us Chopin’s Nocturne Op 9 No 2. Roderick gave us Mozart’s Allegro (Sonata in C, K.279) and Isaac played another Prokofiev work, Ridocolosamente as well as Valse Lente by Oskar Merikanto. Thomas followed with another piece by Chopin, Nocturne in C sharp minor, and Christopher closed proceedings with the rarely-heard Tarantella by Samuel Maykapar.

In his closing remarks our adjudicator, Stephen Marshall, spoke of how important it is to makes lines and melodies sing, and to keep left-hand work light, and gave second-place to Roderick and first place to Marco, asking him to play his piece again.

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