Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Pianist At Work

One of the nicest things about being married is that you gain a whole new set of relatives.  Although some are stranger than strange, some are more wonderful than anyone you've ever met before.  TBG's first cousin's daughter's husband is just such a man.  He's a pianist who performs and teaches and shares the joy.  Today's vacation piece is one of his students, Jidong Zhong, playing the Chopin Polonaise Fantasy, Pt. 1.

Jidong Zhong took first place in the 2010 Gottlieb Memorial Piano Competition, sponsored by the Maryland State Music Teachers Association.  I watched him make love to the piano and finally understood what it meant to "call forth music from the instrument".

I hope it makes you smile as much as I did.