Monday, October 26, 2009

My Violin Virtuoso!

Emma took the audience's collective breath away last night at the 36th Annual Church Talent Show!

Keep in mind, she's only 9 and she's playing Schumann and Paganini here! And, of course, the perennial favorite, Edelweiss.

This is the second year she's played in the talent show. She says she's a little nervous going in, but she doesn't show it at all. She just gets right up there and starts playing. Between songs, she catches my eye and gives me a little shy smile. It's so sweet!

After the show, so many people came up and complimented her. We'd actually been at another church thing on Friday night and she told several people there that she'd be playing on Sunday. They were all so supportive and excited for her and made a point to come tell her how great she played. There was even a violinist among her fans (lol) who commented on how well Emma played! I have to say that we have the most amazing congregation EVER!

Scott and I are so proud of our girl. She's dedicated, focused and most important of all, really loves to play the violin.

P.S. Our V.I.T. (Videographer in Training), Hayley, thoughtfully shot the video for us so Scott and I could have both hands available for clapping. :)


Barbara said...


Ms Bibi said...

It is so wonderful to see children being interested in classical music. My little boy is starting violin at school in January. I can't wait.

She's a sweetheart, you must be so proud.

Valerie Geary said...

Brilliance! What talent! (I'm a tad bit envious ... there is no way I could get my dog to play violin!) :)

Kate said...

Thanks, everyone!!

Anonymous said...

Bravo!!! My daughter is learning the violin, too. She's been taking lessons with the Suzuki Method since she was 5, which means it's been just a year. It's been slow going, but it's so fantastic to start to hear actual songs and melodies come from her miniature instrument! I'm so proud of her! Your daughter is adorable!

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