Pi­ano Jas­mine’s forte

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

JAS­MINE Farghaly might be young but her tal­ent tin­kling the pi­ano keys has seen her travel the world.

The Year 9 Penrhos Col­lege stu­dent (14) is head­ing to Aus­tria on July 11 to per­form as part of the In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Com­pe­ti­tion Salzburg Com­pe­ti­tion.

As part of her ap­pli­ca­tion, Jas­mine per­formed Hun­gar­ian Rhap­sody No. 6 by Franz Liszt, which up­loaded as a pri­vate video on Youtube and she was then selected to per­form at the pres­ti­gious event.

“I’m ex­cited about go­ing to Salzburg be­cause it’s where the Sound of Mu­sic was filmed,” she said.

“My dream place to per­form is Venice though.

Jas­mine pre­vi­ously per­formed as part of the Paris Grand Prize Vir­tu­oso Com­pe­ti­tion and was able to play with the Paris Na­tional Opera in 2015 at Opera Bastille.

She was awarded by the jury and or­gan­i­sa­tional com­mit­tee with the Young Star Grand Prize Vir­tu­oso Spe­cial Prize.

“I started play­ing the pi­ano at seven, which is a bit older than when some peo­ple take it up,” she said.

“I usu­ally prac­tise each day, it was exam week last week so it was hard to fit it in but I did lots of prac­tise on the week­end.

“I’ve got a great pi­ano teacher (Yoon Sen Lee) and my mum is quite mu­si­cal.

“I usu­ally play Chopin but I can get a bit sick of it.

“Liszt’s work is a bit faster and louder,” she said.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d469823

Key­board queen: Jas­mine Farghaly will com­pete at an in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion in Aus­tria.

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