Hello, everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I know that I certainly am. It's, of course, been forever since I updated my blog here. It's been an incredibly busy year. I just recently completed my first recital in a 3 years and I have to say that it went really well. I had some slip-ups but I was overall happy with how I performed. Since the last time I updated, I won USD's concerto competition and am peforming the Barber with the orchestra in just over a week. It's bringing me all kinds of new challenges but overall it's a good experience. I've also started the search for a new instrument. I've realized this year that mine simply doesn't have enough guts and it takes an insane amount of work to be heard, even with just the piano. Plus, I'm always scared that I am going to overpower my current instrument, which is easy for to do.
I am also for sure staying at USD for an additional year before going on for my doctorate (hopefully anyway). Next year I have no academic classes will be heavily involved in chamber music in a piano trio, chamber orchestra and Beethoven's 7th Sonata for Piano and Violin. I'm incredibly excited for this!! I've been a little starved for chamber music this year. I've started work on Introduction and Rondo Cappricioso, the Bach G-minor fugue and the other two movements of Barber. All of those are going to be used for DMA auditions.
Anyway, I'll try to update more later. Have a great day!
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