November 21, 2011

Double Bravo and Congratulations!

William and Victor (brothers) both received Superior with honor ratings at the Richardson Music Teachers Fall Festival. The Fall Festival focuses on different music from each historical period of music. This year, twentieth century styles of music were featured. William played the first movement of Bela Bartok's Sonatina, and Victor played Dmitri Shostakovitch's A Funny Story

After performing in the Honors Recital that evening, Victor received his 15 point trophy, and William received his 30 point trophy. In each Festival the boys have entered, they have always received the highest rating of Superior with honor. Victor has played in 3 Festivals and William has played in 6 Festivals. Five points at each Festival was awarded towards their trophy accumulation of points.

November 6, 2011

Congratulations, Victor!

Victor received a first place trophy and ribbon in the Dallas Piano Solo Competition held this past Saturday, November 5, 2011. The competition, hosted every year by the Dallas Music Teachers Association, was held at the Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas.

Students enter according to divisions which are based on their ages. Victor entered Division 1, which is for students who are 8 years or younger as of September 1, 2011. Division 1 contestants were allowed to select one piece from Dmitri Shostakovich’s collection of children’s pieces in his opus 69 Children’s Album. Victor chose to play the piece, “A Funny Story” - a brisk comical piece. 

This is Victor’s second competition in which he has been awarded a top prize. He took second place in his age division in the Hubbard Piano Competition earlier this year.