Younger Guelph pianist tops in the province

Ramone Cascardi-Stocco won initial place from 65 rivals at the Ontario Tunes Festivals Association provincial finals

A 12-calendar year-aged pianist from Guelph has claimed the top rated spot at the Ontario Music Festivals Affiliation (OMFA) Provincial Finals.

Ramone Cascardi-Stocco won to start with spot at the competitors held in Niagara Area from June 5 – 10th.  

“I labored incredibly tough to get there, and I think I did pretty nicely,” Cascardi-Stocco said.

“It was these an wonderful practical experience.”

Just after assembly his new piano trainer, Margarita Kolosova, two a long time in the past, the Grade 7 college student at Kortright Public School states that a new passion for enjoying the piano had sparked.

“I played at other studios, but I actually commenced learning when I satisfied my new teacher, Margartia,” Cascardi-Stocco explained.

“She definitely boosted my discovering and considering the fact that then, I’ve develop into pretty much 2 times as excellent as I was.”

Kolosova states Cascardi-Stocco has dedicated himself to mastering the piano, which in the long run led to his excellent accomplishment from 65 competitors in amount 6 at the provincials this calendar year. 

“Just after profitable at the Guelph Kiwanis Music Festival and exhibiting off his reward of songs, Ramone was nominated to signify Guelph at the provincial degree, and he unquestionably did Guelph happy,” she reported.

Kolosova seems to be forward to lessons with Ramone due to the fact, she says, he is gifted and extremely passionate about music.

“Ramone has been my student for just about two decades, and in that relatively limited time period of time, he has shown great advancement. He also has an intelligent solution to his practice at residence which has performed an vital part in his results,” Kolosova mentioned.

“Ramone is a regular boy who enjoys to engage in sports and dangle out with his friends. But when the time will come to apply or to put together for a competition, he is all in.” 

Cascardi-Stocco’ mother, Elena claims she is really very pleased of her son’s new accomplishments.  

“Ramone has usually been a really intense identity and I’m so happy he has located piano to channel his mental electricity into. He practiced more than typical for Kiwanis and the provincials. I saw him battling with the total of repetition and discipline required, but he appreciates that is a section of getting to be great at anything at all,” Elena explained.

“We cannot thank his trainer enough simply because he would not have continued with lessons if we hadn’t have discovered her at the suitable time. She nurtures his appreciate of tunes and has made a genuine connection with him.”  

Cascardi-Stocco’s journey into the globe of piano began five years back.

“Originally, my mother claimed, nicely, you really appear to be into music. I would generally be enjoying with a keyboard or on a bunch of various points. I would listen to tunes. It was normally audio, tunes, songs,” Cascardi-Stocco mentioned.

“And so, my mother signed me up for piano. She believed I would like it. At 1st, I wasn’t all that into it until I met Margarita. She actually just manufactured it so pleasurable for me to understand. I genuinely take pleasure in the piano. She just actually boosted the encounter.”

Cascardi-Stocco commonly researches composers on the web and has a great appreciation for classical music.

“For the Kiwanis Competition, I would exercise for about 45 minutes to an hour every day. It was a whole lot. I would just consistently be working towards to get a improved general quality at that competitiveness,” Cascardi-Stocco said.

Cascardi-Stocco states he definitely enjoys competing.

“I uncover it fairly fascinating. You get to go to other sites and compete with other folks. It seriously is an adventure, in quite a few ways,” he claimed.

“It’s not just persons in Guelph but from all all over Ontario. The opposition is difficult, and it did make me fairly anxious, but I seriously take pleasure in it.”

Cascardi-Stocco enjoys a excellent problem. His favourite musical piece is Moonlight Sonata, 3rd Motion.

“I actually get pleasure from learning this. It is a incredibly superior and complex track. But that is what I like. I’m extra of a technical participant. My instructor claims my fingers shift quick,” he reported.

Cascardi-Stocco states he seems forward to competing again and will continue on classes all over the summer months.

“What I actually like about the piano is that you can play multiple chords and scales. You can use all 10 fingers to make all different sorts of seems. You can make more harmony,” Cascardi-Stocco claimed.

“I see this as my foreseeable future career, my job. I want to go after music. I seriously enjoy songs. I in no way approach on quitting piano.”