L12 played both her pieces beautifully this morning. She was obviously less nervous than Monday and put her heart and soul into Adoration, filling the church with music. She was very happy with her performance and her teacher and I agreed it was her personal best for the piece. The adjudicator made some very positive comments and a few pointers for further improvement, which I’m sure she will heed as she is performing it again in a couple of weeks at a fundraising concert. She received a great mark and the silver place certificate.
Also less nervous A10 played the Seitz Concerto better than I’ve ever heard her play it. She has worked very hard to be ready for today as her first rehearsal with the accompanist showed her that she was not yet prepared. She was thrilled to see her hard work result in a great performance, the adjudicator’s praise and the gold place certificate. This means she continues on to compete in a trophy class at the end of the week.