Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

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Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by kloeten » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:52 pm

I am thrilled & amazed,
Today, at the age of 42, I won the 2nd prize in the first round of the EGTA amateur guitarist competition in the Netherlands.
I was awarded a score of 8.7 out of 10, playing Brouwer's El Decameron Negro part 1 and Kruisbrink's Bagatelle 2 (required piece). I never expected this because I made some silly mistakes because of a trembling left hand combined with a fake nail on the a finger.

My teacher deserves a HUGE "thank you" for this!

I witnessed the performance of today's winner and he was amazing, way out of my league. He played a fantastic Villa-Lobos and J.S. Bach.
This 2nd price gives me a ticket to the finale and I am so happy with the opportunity to play for a 'large' audience.
Ok, these were my 5 minutes of fame,
Cheers!

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Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by Chimensch » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:54 pm

Congratulations!

jimmyz1972

Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by jimmyz1972 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:14 pm

:bravo:

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Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by Linda » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:27 pm

Hello Kloeten,

Congratulations! You're playing must be wonderful to receive such recognition. Enjoy!

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Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by LVR » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:09 pm

Congratulations, well done.
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Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by Pierre330 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:42 pm

Great job!

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Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by Kent » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:45 pm

Kloeten,
Your dedicated work has been rewarded. Thank you for sharing the wonderful news :!:

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Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by Mick the Ramirez Man » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:49 pm

Happy for you! May this be the first of many! :bravo:

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Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by Jacek A. Rochacki » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:55 pm

Congratulations ! :bravo:
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Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:44 pm

:bravo:
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Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by Kenbobpdx » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:04 pm

Congratulations. I am sure your experience really validates all of the hard work and attention to detail you put forth.
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Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by 60moo » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:29 am

Well done Kloeten, and all the best for the finale! :bravo:

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Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by robb » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:15 am

Congratulations Kloeten! All the hard work you put in paid off. We the people of Delcamp are proud of you!

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Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by FHC » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:25 am

Well done!!! Gives hope to us all.

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Re: Cannot believe it, won a prize today!

Post by chelson » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:07 pm

Hi 5!!! :mrgreen: Keep it up and continue to strike.
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