I hoped to hear world class pianists and I wasn't disappointed. They saved the best for last and SHE was a surprise as she was leagues beyond the other two finalists! I had looked forward to the Rachmaninoff but also to hearing the same selections played by two different competitors. The competition winner blew the pants off the other two, but the biggest surprise was that the pieces sounded nothing alike! Her playing took us on a fluid emotional journey. Neither of the males came close to that. It was a wonderful experience and a lovely evening! We believed her to be the clear winner by far; what a bonus that the judges concurred!
Thank you to Phoenix Symphony Hall for hosting the piano contest finale and for donating tickets to Vet-Tix! And thanks, as always, to Vet-Tix for connecting venues and events with the veterans who want to attend them!