Nathan’s Lai trip to Warsaw

You may remember that six-year old Nathan Lai was the winner of our draw for a trip to Warsaw to attend the 1st International Chopin Competition for period instruments. Nathan visited Warsaw as well Chopin’s idyllic birth place at Żelazowa Wola. It seems that Nathan’s Polish journey, especially hearing the pianists play the music of Chopin, made a deep impression on him. Here is a short piece he wrote about hearing the concerts. Congratulations again Nathan.
“I really liked how the music on the stage was so romantic so nice sending me to sleep. Then suddenly the music got so loud and bombing sound startled me. Then loud and then soft so many emotions mixed up. I also really liked the super fast runners on the keyboard. The pianists hands were so fast and they looked like hummingbirds sometimes. It was so cool!

I also heard lots of green colours in Chopin’s music. After I went to Chopin’s birth house, I saw a lot of beautiful green landscapes and I understand now why he has so many colours in his music”
Nathan Lai
Zelazowa Wola