My mother started teaching me the piano at age 6. I have played in Carnegie hall, Ukrainian cultural center in NYC, attended Nelly Berman School of Music, and various piano competitions. For the past 10+ years, I have had many seasons in my paino career. This piece has navigated me and morphed me into the pianist I am and aspire to be. Applying to this competition gives me hope and motivation to move forward into my career, and lavish in the wonderful world of classical music.