BY MADISON WEISS ’24
I performed Liszt’s Ballade No. 2 in B minor. It was such a fulfilling feeling to play that grand, impressive piece and hear it echo throughout the hall. It’s always a joy to share a composer’s message and feelings with an audience so that together we can experience the music and emotions. It was especially thrilling to share such a special moment with so many members of the Chapman Family who had traveled to New York to support me.
When I finished playing my last note, I listened as the sound lingered in the hall. My heart was full of joy. I thought, “Wow, I just performed a piece I love in the hall that I have been dreaming of performing in for years.”
I am so grateful to have had this opportunity, just as I am blessed to have family and friends who support me. It means so much to grow as a performer and as a person in this caring community.