Today VN played for some LEA folks. Thought nothing would come out of it as they had gone back on their word on funding her. But I didn't tell VN their u-turn, just said, go on, knock their socks off with your pieces!
I couldn't make it for obvious reasons. To my surprise, the head has subsequently called me to say that she has had her first standing ovation, and what's more? Unknown to her (the head, I mean), in the audience, was a chap from RAM who knows the Head of Junior Academy personally and at the end, he was so impressed with VN's recital that he said he'll vouch for her! He also added that RAM is one place which never turns someone away just because they have no money! Well, she hasn't got a place at ANY of the junior conservatory yet so I do have to contain my excitement but I'm SO glad it's not just her own teacher who has such confidence in her! I am SO happy for her. Hooray for VN! Please, please forgive me for boasting - it's just today, okay?