About Me ♫ ♫ ♫
"When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It's a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of education
Hasn't hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall"
-Paul Simon, Kodachrome
What is your favorite subject in school?
★I don't go to school
Why don't you go to school?
★Why should I go to school?
How old are you?
(b. March 6, 1996)
When did you start playing the piano?
When did you start taking piano lessons?
★August 2003 (I was about 7 1/2 years old)
How often do you take piano lessons?
★about 1 hour/week (or about 2 days/year)
Who is your piano instructor?
★2005 - Present: John Ruggero - Raleigh, NC
★2003 - 2005: Philip Calder - San Jose, CA
Do you play other instruments?
★violin, flute, guitar
Do you take lessons for other instruments?
★started violin in 2006
★Mallarmé Youth Chamber Orchestra:
Who inspired you to study violin?
★ Yeeray & Yeeren Low http://www.youtube.com/thel...
Who is your violin instructor?
★Yoram Youngerman - Chapel Hill, NC
How often do you take violin lessons?
★about 24 hours a year (OR 1 day/year)
How often do you practice?
★average about 60 minutes/day (OR 15 days/year)
What exercises do you use for speed and dexterity?
How did you develop your piano technique?
★"A Path to Piano Mastery" by John Ruggero
How big are your hands?
★ A 9th. I'm just under 5 ft., so my hands are small.
Do your parents play the piano?
★ No. Neither does my 10 year old brother.
What are your other hobbies?
★Reading, Computers, Cooking, Astronomy, Camping, Traveling
Where have you traveled?
★All over the USA, Argentina, China, Italy, France, England, Scotland
★Age 0 - 7: Led Zeppelin, Moody Blues, Fleetwood Mac, Cream, Electric Light Orchestra, Jefferson Airplane, Trans-Siberian Orchestrea, Yes, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rush, Styx, Jethro Tull, The Doors, Deep Purple
★Age 7-Present: All the Above, Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Mozart, Liszt, Ravel, Copland, Prokofiev
Recorded in the back of a nearly empty hall
meant to seat a lot of people.
Clip is from a Piano Concerto by
Schumann...fantastic accompanist Yeeren
Schumann Concerto - Audition
Chopin - Waltz in F Minor Op. Post 70, No. 2
Waltz in F Minor, Op. Post 70, No. 2 (Manuscript)by Chopin Celia - Piano Practice: 10 Years Old March, 2006
Snippet out of "Serenade" from Fantasy Pieces aka Morceaux De Fantaisie, Op. 5, No. 5, by Rachmaninoff Recorded: Winter, 2007 Celia: 10 years old @ time of recording
Turino - Sacro-Monte (Practice)
Sacro-Monte by Turina Sacromonte - Danzas Gitanes, Op. 55 No. 5 Celia - Piano Practice: 10 Years Old March, 2006
Mazurka in C# minor, Op. 6, No. 2. It's the first piece I played without the piano pedal platform in over a year.
Final Fantasy X -To Zanarkand: Piano Practice
I play Bach on the piano every day before breakfast. Yo todos los dias toco música de Bach antes de desayunar.
Mozart - Fantasy in D Minor K397
Fantasy in D minor by Mozart, K 397 Celia - Piano Practice: 10 Years Old March, 2006
Celia & her instructor work on the passionato section of Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, by Schumann @ a piano lesson.
Passacaglia by Aaron Copland
Mozart: Minuet to Sonata to Fantasy to Concerto. Clips from my Mozart Files: November 2003 - July 2006.
Chopin Nocturne in B Op. 32, No. 1
Nocturne in B Major, Op. 32, No. 1 by Chopin Celia - Student Recital: 10 Years Old May, 2006
Wagner/Liszt - Tristan and Isolde Liebestod
Liszt - Danse Macabre Saint Seans
Rachmaninoff - Prelude in E Op. 32, No 3
Fragment (of "Passacaglia" by Aaron Copland)
Rachmaninoff - Nine Measures (of Prelude in G Minor).