Monday, February 28, 2005
And the winner is...
On Saturday Jonathan participated in the Rockford Mendelssohn Club's annual Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Competition. He's been practicing for months (nearly a year) for this competition, but knowing who he was going up against he didn't expect to get anything higher than 5th, or maybe 4th place. Well, Saturday night he got a call saying that he took 3rd place in the senior division!! YEAH! We all felt that the news called for a celebration, so we had Jeremy, Sara & Caroline over and had banana splits! The picture above is of Jonathan and his teacher, Mrs. Charlotte Bendorf.
The two pieces that Jonathan performed for the competition were Beethoven's Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, and Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Minor. He has literally shaken the house practicing these two pieces! In fact he's broken a key on our piano twice in the last month or so, and has been startled out of his concentration during practice by vases and such falling off the piano top onto him! We're becoming more careful with our decor. Oh, and we'd REALLY like a better piano. If you know anyone giving away a high quality grand piano, let us know!