On Saturday, 16 April, Tom Chiang and Nicole Lee presented their Book 4 & 5 recital. Here are the thoughts they had to share with all of us after the experience:
The recital was an interesting experience. It was more fun than doing a graduation because I got to do it with a partner and there were less solos. There were a few rehearsals and I felt pretty prepared for the recital beforehand. Now that it’s finished, I feel like a huge weight has been taken off my shoulders. The recital has also taught me a few lessons on teamwork and collaboration. It’s a lot different working with a partner during a performance and working on your own. Sometimes it’s simpler, sometimes it’s harder. I’m excited for my next recital.
The recital was fab! It was so much fun. I got to perform solo pieces and some joint repertoires. There were some long solo pieces, such as the G minor in book 5 by Vivaldi. I had to play the whole entire Concerto! That was very tiring playing such a long piece. At least that’s over now! From this recital, I learned that when we play a song together or play a duet together we need to listen to each other in order to perform a great song, like the Bach Double in book 5. It was a lot of work and practice, but I’m glad I did it. I can’t wait for my book 6 recital!