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    I'm doing pretty good, thanks Claire. Healing pretty good, but seem slow at times.
    2 days ago
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    Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. - Lucille Ball

    Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. - M Scott Peck

    Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. - Eleanor Roosevelt

    It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others. – Sidney J. Harris

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    I feel privileged knowing you and having you with us!
    2 days ago
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    Yes Paul Williamson, now aged 21, is the one who had our Steinway in his home from age 10, his sister was 12.

    Reading through the link about the up and coming Canadian musicians, wow, so much talent and that goes with a lot of time dedicated to developing to that level. Those young people are amazing.
    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/15/2017 1:55:06 PM
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    Wow Claire, 200+ comments on your mother's violin blog and more to come for sure.
    I love your hiking scenic blogs, I love your world travels and work blogs, and this is a very sweet blog among them.

    It is wonderful to assist the career of talented and career-centred young musicians !!

    My family has a similar experience. My dad's family were classical musicians, organ, piano, violin, viola and cello. My dad played cello in his youth in trio with his sisters on violin and piano. My mom's godmother bequeathed her a Hamburg Steinway baby grand piano, which she brought to Canada, and it is very unique as the New York Steinways made a deal with the Hamburg Steinways to not sell out of their territories. No one of the subsequent generations seriously studied music. My sister is very talented but not career serious. My mom lent our Steinway to a young family where the oldest daughter played principally violin but also piano and the oldest son played principally piano but also cello. These talented and industrious young people are now : the daughter is completing a master degree in music and the son is studying music at university and winning piano competitions. The son made the list of - 30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30, 2017 edition

    In April, Paul Williamson cleaned up at the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association National Piano Competition, winning not only first prize, but also special prizes for Chopin, baroque music and Canadian music, bringing his total prize earlings to $9,500. A month later, he gave a solo recital for the Valley Concert Society in Abbotsford, B.C., and in June he played Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Fraser Valley Symphony. This summer, he's taking part in the young artist program at the Kniesel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine — where he may have time to indulge his passion for hiking — before returning to Winnipeg for year 4 of his bachelor of music at the University of Manitoba. Audiences there can catch him in recital with violinist Gregory Lewis (see below) with the Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg in October.

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    Comment edited on: 8/15/2017 11:02:52 AM
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