“Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.” -John Paul II
Hi guys! This is a picture of my piano recital last September 1. I played two songs: Sonatina Op. 36, No. 3 by Clementi and River Flows in You by Yiruma. :)
(This is the link of my River Flows in You performance http://youtu.be/AhjHUf45IO8)
I started preparing for my recital in the middle of June so I had about two and a half months to prepare. But during the months of June and July, I was always lazy to practice daily and I sometimes blamed my homework for that. But I really underestimated the difficulty of the piece. I only started to practice on a daily basis when my mother made me realize that if I don't start practicing, I would never memorize it and master it in time for my recital. Honestly, I just started memorizing my pieces about the start of August, giving me just one month to memorize it and to fix the dynamics of the piece.
It was definitely a learning experience for me. I was blessed by God with a talent but if I don't use that talent wisely, I wouldn't be using my talent to the full extent that I could; I'd just be limiting it and I would be wasting it. :)