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QPO and QNMC winners in concert : Qatar’s most talented young musicians.

Last night at the Qatar National Convention centre, three young Qatar National Music Competition winners staged a musical celebration of their achievements and it was, most positively, an evening of pure spectacle. It was one of those concert moments in life where, as much as I prefer composing and being behind the scenes than being in the limelight, I almost reconsidered throwing everything to the side in order to practice for 7 hours a day instead. In fact I’m quite sure it even provoked a desire in my father, who is a sports doctor, to forget his PhD and take up the clarinet again. Such is the power of music. The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Elias Grandy, roused our appetites with the overture to Cosi fan tutte, k. 588 – (beautiful, beautiful – just enough to leave us hankering after more Mozart). Much to our delight, more Mozart is exactly what we received from Prama Yudhistra (student at my secondary school, Doha College), who played piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor. The orchestra began to play the …