I fell in love with the piano at the age of three, well before I knew what falling in love meant. As young as I was, I remember that pressing the keys with my little fingers and hearing the sounds I made seemed magical to me then. Now that I am twenty, playing the piano and making music has lost none of its magic. I love performing for an audience. Yes, there is always the jittery anticipation, the nervous pacing, and internal pep talks before a performance. But then, walking onto the stage and sitting at the piano bring a feeling of joy as musician and instrument come together to colour the air with sound. At that moment, all I can think of is to play the music as well as I possibly can for my audience and to honour the composer. Performing the music I love and sharing it with as many people as possible is something I hope to be able to do for the rest of my life.
“Ah, music! A magic beyond all we do here!”
~ Professor Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K Rowling