31. May, 2017

IX Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale Città di Airola

The crepuscule sunk the Neapolitan mountain of two noses completely in the perfect ruby red sky and I went to Airola to play on IX Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale Città di Airola.

I had been welcomed by Cinzia very warmly in the first dark night and Cinzia made Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino (Spaghetti with garlic, oil and hot pepper) for my supper.

Every morning, I went to Istituto Superiore Alessandro Lombardi of Airola in order to rehearse and listen to the competition program at Auditorium of Angelo Raffaele Capone in the institute. The Auditorium and the entrance of the Istituo was always crowded with huge number of competitors and the audiences. It was not entirely that I could listen, but I think I could listen, mostly. It was only on 27 May 2017, the date of my audition I could rehearse with my pianist finally, but at Mille E Una Nota Music School. We rehearsed my entire program twice and went to the Auditorium immediately.

Every evening, I had dinner party or festa and lunch party for my last lunch in Airola with the Cindaci. There, I heard only once that one of the members was shouting "Ho visionalizzato che Alucard e lei !!!", I don't know why.

During my turn at the Competition, I always wondered why the piano (in the center of here-jointed photo which I took after the Award Ceremony on 28 May 2017) was put too frontward of the stage, that caused me to play just in front of the center stage stairs without moving to by the pianist. Then, I had been announced my First Prize on the same stage, but on the right edge because the piano was moving in the back after finishing the audition.

In this competition, the 1st Prize winner should be awarded on the final award ceremony at Auditorium of Angelo Raffaele Capone of Istituto Superiore Alessandro Lombardi of Airola on 28 May 2017 evening and of course, I presented there and had been awarded my 8th First Prize by the Vice Sindaco Maestro Carmine Antonio Influenza with taking the award photo and shook hands also with the Sindaco Maestro Michele Napoletano. In this ceremony, I heard finally that IX Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale Città di Airola had 1200 competitors.

I felt how happy I was when I could say simply "Ho vinto." to Cinzia, when she asked me my result. I received Cross Choker Pendant to be celebrated at the end of the award ceremony. I had been celebrated and celebrated.

After the departure from Cinzia's, I yet continue talking ; 

"....9 kaime, ikuka ?"

me ; "Un (Yes), iku (I will), ka (otherwise / oder ?) ....."

"Konotabi Yusyo 8 Kaime, Omedetou ! Imakara 9 Syo-Me, ikuzo !!"

me ; "Yeah !!" 

 

in truth.