My name is George Siokos, I am 12 years old. I have been taking piano lessons since I was 6 years old. As any 12 year old, you would expect I have many passions, but music is a special one. Music allows you to put emotion and express your feelings on the blank canvas, which is the piano. When I see a piano, I immediately feel the urge to play. Each piece of music tells its own story. Piano has allowed me to feel the music, every chord or trill I play. I feel a river of rhythm coursing through my veins. Most importantly, when I sit down at the piano, I think of the rhythm, the music and I get ready to play. I feel home and comforted. There is no other instrument that I would rather play.
You can find George’s 2021 International Piano Competition performance here.