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Piano competition begins in Kohima
Published on 17 Nov. 2009 12:01 AM IST
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: A two day piano competition got under way at the conclave hall, LCS Building under the theme ‘Magic fingers’. The Director of Music Task Force, Gugs Chishi, encouraged the participants to garner more exposure, saying that confidence comes from participating in such events. A total of 23 participants participated in the three categories displaying excellent form and exhibiting latent talent. The marketing and sales head of Casio (I) Ltd said that Casio was a progressive brand and that the competition was one of the numerous initiatives undertaken by the company. He also said that Nagaland had a vast potential to bring out international pianists and was encouraged by the talent displayed. A total of 14 participants made it to the finals. Five in the beginners category, five in the intermediate category and four in the advanced category. The grand finale will start at 3 pm on the November 17. The prizes and the awards will be given away which will mark the close of the First Casio Piano competition. Entry is free and all are welcome to watch the competition, managing director, Unitex Inc, Neingulie Nakhro said. The judges for the Competition are Kyochano TCK Ngully, Degree inPiano Perfomance from the Biola conservatory of Music LA, Christine Iralu Piano teacher and a former Trinity Rep of the North east and Ajeen Lonchari Master of music (Voice) Attractive discounts and various schemes for churches and institutions are also being offered by Casio (I) Ltd on all its range of products on display. The offer is a limited one time offer and applicable only during the contest days. Exhibition and sales of keyboards and Digital pianos will be open from 10 am onwards.

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