Meeting up with some friends who used to blog a lot about their lives, and with them encouraging me to continue that venture, here goes!
It’ll be short and sweet. Nothing too extravagant unless I feel like it. I’m more the type of person who prefers to journal privately. But I’ll give this a decent shot.
I finally came to the great realisation that this Summer or just summers in general are EXCELLENT opportunities for me to learn new repertoire – not simply to learn and perfect, but to go through and play through the notes of many others – just so it’ll be easier to learn when the semester starts and I don’t have to begin from scratch. It’s a little late of a realisation but a good one nonetheless.
My current repertoire in progress:
Brahms Op. 118
Chopin Nocturne Op. 62 No. 1
Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Other projects that I want to learn:
Beethoven Op. 101
Chopin Piano Sonata No. 3
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
Some dream works:
Schubert Wanderer Fantasy
Brahms Handel Variations
Mozart Piano Concertos K466 and K491
We shall see…
I was watching the Oscars a few nights ago on one of my nights of binge watching and I was really inspired by Matthew McConaughey’s Acceptance Speech, saying there are 3 things in the world important to him.
Someone to look up to, People to look after, and Someone to chase after.
For him, God was who he looked up to. For him, his family and wife were the people he would look after. And to chase after..well, it was none other than himself in 10 years. And the thing is, it’s perfect because you always want to better yourself. And it’s the same for me.
I’m craving to play more Schumann, more Brahms especially his Concertos, all the Beethoven Piano Concertos, all his Sonatas, more Chopin like his Concertos. And I want to improve my technique and play exceptionally well. I want to conduct, and teach, and perform, and play chamber music. It’s a dream and I hope that by pursuing that ‘me’ in 10 years, that eventual ‘me’ will be better and better. Who knows?
May this be my motivation. I’ll keep
you in touch on how it all goes.
For now I leave you with a photo of the desserts my wonderful friends and I had at Eastwood. It’s my new little favourite place there. It’ll serve to remind me of this post and what I hope to achieve. 🙂