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Goldwinghai

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Pursuing a dream, what a difference ... 

Passion, dedication, discipline together with weekly lessons can help a person achieving his dream. About 14 years ago my little nephew asked his father if he could play on his piano. It was a beater piano, so no worry about scratching. Well, the kid became very interested in music, especially classical piano music. Years gone by, he now just graduated from high school and has been offered a full $58K/year scholarship from the University of Chicago to study music and history. His dream to pursue a music career came true.
This is the video when he was about 8:



Below is his virtual recital (due to Covid 19) and the last for the Levine music school in Washington DC:



I just wonder what milestone he will achieve 10 years from now.
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flyeogh

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RE: Pursuing a dream, what a differe... (in reply to Goldwinghai

quote:

Passion, dedication, discipline together with weekly lessons can help a person achieving his dream


And possibly a spoonful of talent that I don't have

But beautiful and inspirational. May he continue to give pleasure for many more years to come. Cheers

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Escribano

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RE: Pursuing a dream, what a differe... (in reply to Goldwinghai

Wow, many congratulations to him. I have just gone back to the piano but could not even dream of playing like your nephew.

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Richard Jernigan

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RE: Pursuing a dream, what a differe... (in reply to Escribano

Congratulations to your nephew. Well done!

RNJ
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 16 2020 0:41:22
 
RobF

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You and your family must be so proud of him. Heck, I’m proud of him!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 16 2020 3:05:35
 
Schieper

 

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RE: Pursuing a dream, what a differe... (in reply to Escribano

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Wow, many congratulations to him. I have just gone back to the piano but could not even dream of playing like your nephew.


Well; you know now what you have to do.. 14 years study and a 56k scolarship and "bob is your uncle" :-)

Fascinating music.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 16 2020 8:18:15
 
BarkellWH

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RE: Pursuing a dream, what a differe... (in reply to Goldwinghai

Congratulations to your nephew, and to the entire family for encouraging him to pursue his dream and talent.

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 16 2020 13:26:53
 
Goldwinghai

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RE: Pursuing a dream, what a differe... (in reply to Goldwinghai

Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 18 2020 15:13:29
 
Goldwinghai

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RE: Pursuing a dream, what a differe... (in reply to Goldwinghai

Updates: Last month, he entered the XI Concurso de Composicion de Piano Fidelio, held twice annually and organized by Antonio Ruiz. There were participants from 24 countries. He submitted a composition for the piano right hand (of course played by the right hand only). He made it to the third round - not too bad for a seventeen year old in his first try. It is a large .wav file but I do not know how to post it here.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 18 2020 20:08:19
 
Goldwinghai

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RE: Pursuing a dream, what a differe... (in reply to Goldwinghai

Here is the youtube link to the composition:

https://youtu.be/D-MHpEkor9s
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 19 2020 17:47:22
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