John Perry Final Recital at Colburn School 2/3/13

February 3, 2013

I studied with Mr. Perry at Rice University for my doctoral degree. I learned so many things from him. It was a great opportunity for me, not only learning a great music making with Mr. Perry, but also learning American Culture! I have so many wonderful memory with him. When I received the announcement that he was going to perform his final recital those memories came back. All of my studio mates were amazing musicians, and it was inspiring to study together.

Mr. Perry performed Beethoven: Pathetic Sonata, Schubert: Impromptus D 899, and Brahms: No. 3 Sonata. And he surprised us playing Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit for encore, and it was really really good! It was a beautiful recital. All of us cheered him at the end! I understand he won’t perform in public anymore…, but I am sure he will play during lessons. That’s why I learned from him. His beautiful piano sound is still in my ears, and will stay forever. His final recital reminded me that things have ending. All of us have to face the moment to retire. I am so glad I could attend this monumental recital. It was touching, and I had difficult time holding my tears.

Up Date on July 8th: Mr. Perry resigned from Colburn School at the end of last school year, and continues performing and teaching.

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