Polish concert pianist Dorota Zarowiecka yesterday expressed her admiration for piano students at the Ballanta Academy of music.
Despite the students’ lullaby melodic tunes played from an old wooden piano at the academy, Dorota’s ears were professionally sharp in highlighting technical music note flaws by the students.
Nevertheless, she was impressed with the display of students’ performances with the piano.
According to this professor of piano, “these students have musical ears and good feeling for music and rhythms.”
Like the piano which Dorota describes as an “instrument of many possibilities,” there are equally “…lots of possibilities for young people to be good in music,” she said.
Dorota started playing piano at the age of 6 and moved to Sweden (Royal Academy of Music Gothenburg) when she was 15, and subsequently moved to France where she studied music and specialized in piano solo.
As part of the arrangement of the Europe Day in Sierra Leone, Dorota performed at a concert organized by the British Council in collaboration with head of the delegation of the European Commission on Thursday 14 May 2009 at the British Council Tower Hill auditorium.
At the auditorium entrance voluntary donations will go towards promoting Ballanta Music Academy in Sierra Leone.
This pianist who has given numerous concerts, radio, TV broadcasts around the world repertoire includes Ravel, Rachmaninov, Mozart and many other composers.
She recently produced her second CD with music by Piazallo and Albeniz.
This album is the biggest in Argentina and it is charged with Spanish and Brazilian rhythms.
She expressed her happiness sharing her experience with students in Sierra Leone. By Ophaniel Gooding