After living an amazing month at Pilsen I have nothing else to say but to thanks all of those who helped and supported me throughout my period at IMAP.
God for granting me all this beautiful blessings: Thank you for the life you have given me, for my family which is the most amazing treasure I could possibly have. For my professors, friends and all the wonderful people that have supported me along my life. Thank you so much for being with me at every stage of my life and showing me your love every day for 20 years.
My family for always believing in me even in those moments when I have lost every hope. Thank you dad and mom for all those hours of work, for all those sacrifices you have made for me and my siblings, for your teachings and for always trusting in me. I just hope I can give you at least something back and never turn you down. Thank you siblings, you are my best friends. I have no idea what can I possibly do without you. I love you so much, and I am really blessed for being part of this beautiful family. Thank you so much for loving me!
Mely, my dearest aunt, for loving me always. You have no idea of how much I missed you! Thank you for giving me my first piano! It happens that what it was your dream is now my most precious one! Thank you for all your teachings! You taught me to have faith and love God above everything else, to be a fighter, and always look the beauty of life! I will always try to follow your steps! You are now my angel and your essence will always be with me! Thank you very much for everything! I love you so much!
To my professors:
Dr. Dena Kay Jones, my actual piano teacher. Thank you for believing in me and supporting me always. Thank you for all your patience and teachings, and sorry for all those times which I haven’t been that good student. I promise I will work harder, as it is the least I can do for all the time you have dedicated me. Thank you very much, I think I can’t found the words to fully express all my appreciation for everything you have done for me. THANK YOU!
Anush Vardanyan, my first piano teacher. You taught me how to love the piano and music. You had so many patience, in all those years that I spent with you. Thank you for trusting in me and showing me the path to become a pianist. I still have things to work on, but you taught me the very basics, and more importantly, you taught me to love this beautiful instrument. Thank you for all your work, for all your patience and for all your love!
To UTEP faculty, who since the beginning has supported me in amazing ways and are preparing me for my future. Thank you!
To professor Silvia Muniz, for all your support! You have always been an angel and trusted in me since the beginning! Thank you very much!
To David Alfaro Siqueiros’ scholarship: a very important part for living this magical experience! Thank you very much!
To Mrs. Sawtelle, for being so supportive in my IMAP adventure. I lived a magical experience in which I learned so many things and you helped me to live it. Thank you very much!
To my friends: For being with me in all those moments of difficulty and also in those of happiness. You make my life so rich! I am very blessed for having you in my life.
IMAP (International Music Academy Pilsen) for allowing me to live this experience. You made me the happiest person in the world that day when I received my acceptance letter. But even back then, I never imagined how amazing this experience was going to be. I learned so many things. Thank you Dr. Silverman, Professor Brejcha and Dr. Greene for all your comments and suggestions, for sharing with me all your knowledge! It was so wonderful expending my time with you, learning how to improve my piano playing and loving more and more music and piano. Thank you so much, it was definitely the best experience I ever had so far! Thank you!
I’ll close this beautiful cycle by thanking again to all the people that have
been with me and have taught me how to be a better person and musician, to all people that
have always been so supportive. I couldn’t make it without you!