Ryan and Hermione recently performed their Book 3 recital together. Here is what they have to share with us about their experience:
by Ryan Cheng
This was my first recital pairing up with anyone. I had no idea how it would be like. Ms Monica didn’t tell me I would be facing 4 teachers but I still practiced a lot.
I felt it very boring and frustrating as I had to play various songs again and again. It really was hard to memorize 2 duets and 5 melodies at the same time! I hardly had any time to play. I know that I had around 3 – 4 weeks to work on it, but hey, who had more time than me? I bet a whole batch of students had. Anyway, I had most of the lessons polishing the minuet duet’s D section, so I had only 10-15 minutes on the other songs.
On the day of the recital, I was kind of nervous. Now I’m just happy as the recital has passed, and I’m able to learn other pieces of music in Book 4 and play again.
by Hermione Au
I was very nervous during my recital because this is the first time I have performed in front of soooooooo much people and it took me a long time to learn the duet a super hard at part F, that’s why I did not know how to play it, it was easy to learn part A, and it was easy because that was the first time I have done a duet, but I practised a lot of part A so it got easier. And the rest was easy, except I always forget about the repeats and it feels better to do my recital early so I don’t have to worry about it after I finish my book 3 recital and that’s all. I liked my Book 3 recital. It was very (super and great) fun. Best, super, very, 100 percent Book 3 Recital!