If you love music, here is an opportunity to experience it to the full within your home.
Worthing Symphony Society is holding its third Sussex International Piano Competition in April. The 24 competitors, chosen from their submitted CD and judged by professional musicians, will take part in the acoustically excellent Worthing Assembly Hall. The quarter finals will be held on Tuesday/Wednesday April 14/15, semi-finals on Friday, April 17 and the final on Sunday, April 19.
These competitors come from around the world, are excellent pianists of concert performance standard and with good English.
The society is looking for hosts for these pianists. The requirements are a welcoming home, a tuned piano, not digital, for their practice, although alternative arrangements can be made if you do not have a piano, transport to and from the Assembly Hall for their performances and positive support during their, probably, stressful moments!
Be brave, take the plunge, host a competitor. I did for the competition in 2013. My pleasure in meeting a previously unknown visitor, hours and hours of enjoyment as she practised, the joy of each stage of the contest, the wonderful meal times together, she was so appreciative of everything I served and the lasting friendship we still enjoy.
For more details phone Gill, the hosting organiser for the society, on 01903 539655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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