I got some great news today… I have been accepted to study at The Royal College of Music! The College have awarded me a full scholarship for the whole four years which is amazing. I think I might be the youngest person to be accepted onto the degree course, so its a great honour for me. Looking forward to starting next September!
So today I had an audition at The Royal College of Music in London, I want to study for a BMus there with piano as my main instrument. If I get in I will start in September 2017 which will be great. The audition was pretty stressful for me, not because the people at RCM aren’t nice, because they really are, but because I really want to get in there.
There are two auditions, if you do OK in the first one then you can go to the second. I made a couple of small mistakes in the first one but I was asked to go to the second audition so I think it went OK.
I spoke to a couple of other pianists who were also auditioning today, seems like they are all very good, hope I can get in…
I was very lucky to be able to travel to Switzerland this weekend to meet Vovka Ashkenazy and his father, one of my favourite pianists, Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy. I was invited to Mr Ashkenazy’s beautiful home where I was honoured to play some pieces for him.
Today I went to London for a lesson with Professor Vanessa Latarche. She is Chair of International Keyboard Studies and Head of Keyboard at the Royal College of Music in London. I’m working on a few new pieces now so I have a lot to do!!
I received an amazing piece of music in the post today. ‘Visions on the Wind’ was written for me by the composer Jonathan Östlund. This is a real honour for me. I am looking forward to performing it soon. You can find out more about Jonathan and his music here.