Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Night with the Prince of the Piano

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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