Dear Unionville Music Academy Competition,

I’m writing to thank you the scholarship awarded to me for the Piano Excellence award last night. I was delighted to learn that I was the recipient of such an award, and honoured that I was chosen in the midst of the many other talented pianists who participated.

This scholarship is a representation of the time and effort that you put into organizing this music festival. You create the opportunity for many music students to present their repertoire to their peers and to an adjudicator who can give them professional feedback to improve their skills. Festivals are, without a doubt, one of the most important factors in musical education. By encouraging youth to continue their pursuit of music, you are giving birth to a new generation of talented musicians, performers, composers, and teachers.

I am currently working towards taking my ARCT piano exam by the end of this year. Thanks to you, I am one step closer to achieving that goal. I am extremely grateful for the hard work put into this festival, and I hope that it continues for many years to come.

With eternal gratitude,
Ruben Ohanian