What: Pune Shines at MusiQuest 2017

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The sixth it­er­a­tion of the national pi­ano fes­ti­val, MusiQuest con­cluded in Pune last month. Pre­sented in an in­for­mal and friendly mas­ter­class for­mat with un­re­stricted reper­toire choice, par­tic­i­pants had a unique op­por­tu­nity not only for pub­lic per­for­mance, but also to ex­tend their mu­si­cal learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence by re­ceiv­ing in­struc­tion as well as writ­ten ad­ju­di­ca­tions and par­tic­i­pa­tion cer­tifi­cates from an in­ter­na­tional panel of ad­ju­di­ca­tors. The em­pha­sis was on en­cour­age­ment and pos­i­tive feed­back. Par­tic­i­pants from all the age groups per­formed within four main di­vi­sions: Pre­lim­i­nary (Be­gin­ner to Grade 2), Ju­nior (Grades 3 to 5), In­ter­me­di­ate (Grades 6 to 8), and Ad­vanced (Diplo­mas). The age range of par­tic­i­pants was 4 to 64! Ad­di­tion­ally, the ad­ju­di­ca­tors gave pri­vate lessons and pi­ano mas­ter­classes dur­ing the fes­ti­val. Each of the ad­ju­di­ca­tors pre­sented work­shops for par­tic­i­pants, and also for t he pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment of the par­tic­i­pat­ing teach­ers. Post ad­ju­di­ca­tions t he ad­ju­di­ca­tors per­formed in a spell­bind­ing con­cert, af­ter which the list of prize-win­ners was an­nounced. There was an aura of ex­pectancy and sus­pense, fol­lowed by cel­e­bra­tion and ac­com­plish­ment! A ma­jor­ity of the prize-win­ners were from Pune!

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