We were so proud of our two lads. They were just amazing. Given that they probably (make that, undoubtedly!) don't do as much practice as I'll wager the other kids do, they were just awesome. Both played their pieces the best I've ever heard them play, and were rewarded with some excellent results. In fact, L 'earned' his first ever prizewinnings today (a fact that thrilled L more than the accolade it received)!!! Both boys are looking forward to some retail therapy after the competitions finish for them tomorrow...
One of the best parts of these competitions though, was that the boys had the privilege of sitting next to the NZ Composer who sponsored two of their classes. She told them that she reckoned they played her pieces better than she does, and then autographed their certificates for them. She was just lovely.
And now, I must head for bed. For some reason, the competitions this year were held in a piano showroom, and the kids had the rare privilege of playing on a $100,000 piano! Our kids LOVED playing on it, and wondered if we could possibly get one sometime?!