My name is Jaden Jampayas, I’m a 9th grader and today I will be playing the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Sonata No.2 K.280. This movement is in the key of F major with an allegro tempo. Also note that I have omitted repeats.

Around 2 months ago, I started work on this movement of the sonata. My piano teacher chose this piece for me to play. My biggest challenge that I faced was playing all the notes evenly and accurately, but after playing it slowly and gradually speeding it up I was able to play it cleanly. I learned that patience is very important when learning something at this tempo. This piece is very perpetual, and requires a bit of stamina. My favorite part of this piece was the continuous triplet passage that occurs in the beginning and middle. I like the way Mozart takes themes, such as a simple rhythm or phrase, and manipulates them to make something new. There are a lot of examples of that in this piece.

Spring is almost here, and I felt that this piece is a good representation of the new season because of its bright and energetic nature. Across my city, dogwood trees are blooming beautiful white flowers. It feels nice to finally be in spring after a very cold winter. I guess this piece reminds me of the joy I feel when spring comes around.

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    Dr. Jeriel Jorguenson
    Dr. Jeriel Jorguenson(@jeriel-jorguenson)
    6 months ago

    Picture: A wonderful selection for this piece! Spring is in the air! Intro: Your intro essay was really nice, and did a good job of discussing the piece itself. You made splendid connections in the piece, and did a nice job setting up the listener for things to expect. Performance: This was absolutely brilliant! Very even and clear; stable tempo, with good timing and great energy. The next step would be to… Read more »

    Margarida Brei
    Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
    6 months ago

    Jaden, how I envy you in your ability to play the piano. You played a complex piece with gusto and energy.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    6 months ago

    Hello, Jaden. Your presentation brings joy to my heart and a smile to my face. I love it. It awakes me during this noontime. Well done.

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