On Friday 19th March 2010, my students & I went out to a 1st musical outing for this year: Prince of the Piano, Alan Kogosowski. He performed music by Frederic Chopin to honor the 200th anniversary of his birth (1810 - 1849).
I was drawned back to my childhood when I sat and listened to Kogosowski performance. I remember the first piece, that I learned with my first piano teacher, was Waltz Op. 64 No. 2. I was captivated by the heartfelt melody & the suspended chords in the left hand, following by a faster, more movement passage in the right hands. Since then, I wanted to learn more and more of Chopin's pieces even until now.
This year, I hope to inspire & encourage my students to learn at least 1 or 2 works of Chopin. Some students have started learning their favorite pieces.
After the recital, we headed to Sofia's Pizza House down the road in Camberwell. Take a look at the size of the food portions!
Fritto Misto - crumbed calamari, fish, shrimp & scallop
Pasta Mista - spaghetti carbonara, chicken & mushroom risotto & spaghetti sofia
Gelati - mix of ALL flavours!
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