Well last Friday I finally performed my concerto. Thank goodness it's over! It was video recorded (unfortunately the video was small and cut out my lovely accompanist!) and I uploaded it to youtube.
It went well! I did fluff some bits and I did make some bits easier for myself (by taking it at a slightly slower tempo etc.). But the most important thing is the music, and communicating that to the audience.
More than being just a performance, it was actually an exam worth about 25% of my final Honours mark. I had three panel members! I was nervous!
It was really wonderful that so many friends came to see me play. Even though I feel lonely and sad a lot of the time without Charles, it's a reminder that people do care for me. I appreciate every member of the audience! Particularly my old piano teacher, who actually has WHOOPING COUGH and sat right at the back and waved to me from afar so I wouldn't catch it. Isn't that crazy!
So here's the recording! I particularly like the second movement, but a lot of people said that they liked the third. All up it goes for about 24 minutes!
Movement 1 - Water Running in High Mountain:
Movement 2 - Reflections and Dreams:
Movement 3 - Walking on Clouds: