Leonid Korchmar master class, day 5/5
The master class is finally over, and everything went perfectly! I have been resting for two days now after we finished everything, but still I am exhausted and overwhelmed by everything that happened during the past week.
On the last day everyone was working as hard as ever, and because of my coming competition in Zagreb I even had to give our faculty pianists some prima vista to play. Professor Korchmar insisted I should try the pieces out now that I have a chance!
After the last lesson we went to Manfred's place and had a great masterclass finishing party. I gave everyone a diploma and there were some nice speeches, and of course a lot of food, drink and informal chat... All the participants were enthusiastic about the new experience and eager to plan the next master class already! Professor Korchmar was also happy with all the arrangements and promised to return soon. It seems like we are establishing a tradition here! I am very happy for everyone who participated, because the style and quality of teaching we received during past five days was so different and refreshing compared to what we usually get in Finland. The Russians really know how to make studying interesting - and demanding...