Thank you FSM for the comments, I'll pass it to her teacher.
She just finished her scales and sight reading of Grade 7 with teacher. After attempting Mozart presto, teacher given the idea of taking up the whole Sonata / let her develop the repertoire and not focus on exams.
QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Dec 9 2011, 01:44 PM)
Wow thats great for a 10 year old. Tempo is perfectly adequate, I would say one or two small issues with t he dynamics, - Id like to have the accaciacturas in the second section a bit crisper, ie crushed into the notes. The recap of the main theme came as really too much of a sudden surprise after the pp preceding. Can there be more ff at the end ? But really it would get a good mark from the examiners as it stands. Well done !
Thank you Soccermom, The voice clips on sound cloud was more than 2 year old which we sent to openmic few years ago (before introducing her to classical music). Last 2.5 years she has been trained in Classical voice, but sadly no opportunities to perform even in charity concerts she regularly attend. That side of skill is used only for ABRSM so far!
On the other hand there is very good interest in contemporary songs, which she learnt herself. She performed in many good venues across london. Not intended to share here but this is the latest one, again please note that this will not reflect her singing in classical style
QUOTE(soccermom @ Dec 12 2011, 09:58 PM)
I think her playing is excellent. I'm not an expert on either piano or voice, and others may disagree, but on the basis of the four tracks on sound cloud, personally I would be tempted to put piano first.
Thank you GMc, I've just prepared applications for 3 schools and all going out today. I've detailed the same in covering letter and requested to allow her to play / sing contrasting pieces from both the instruments.
Last year, same time she was playing pieces like the one below. Teacher also said she made good progress this year.
QUOTE(GMc @ Dec 13 2011, 01:49 AM)
I agree with last post. She appears to have made a lot of progess in piano over one year - I would also think that you should be seeking advice about putting that first. They are looking for potential and her piano certainly seems to have that.