By Anna Goldsworthy
In this amazing memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recollects her first steps in the direction of a existence in track, from youth piano classes with a neighborhood jazz muso to foreign good fortune as a live performance pianist. As she discovers ardour and ambition, and confronts doubt and sadness, she learns approximately even more than tone and procedure. it is a tale of the getting of knowledge, smooth and bittersweet.
With wit and affection, Goldsworthy captures the hopes and uncertainties of teen, the terror and pleasure of appearing, and the advanced bonds among instructor and pupil. An unforgettable forged of characters joins her: her kin; her neighbors and opponents; and her instructor, Mrs Sivan, who conjures up and demanding situations her in equivalent degree, and who transforms what turns out an most unlikely dream into anything genuine and sustaining.
Shortlisted, 2012 Melbourne Prize Award
Shortlisted, Colin Roderick Award
Shortlisted, NSW Premier's Literary Awards
‘Marvellous. Enlightenment and pleasure on each web page’ —Helen Garner
‘I enjoyed this ebook. Anna Goldsworthy’s memoir left me awed, encouraged and humbled.’ —Alice Pung
‘This is a stunning, hot e-book – an excellent depiction of the strong bonds among scholar and instructor, musician and composer, and, at its middle, among very proficient women.’ —Bookseller+Publisher
‘Goldsworthy supplies an expertly spun narrative, instructed with wry, self-effacing allure, dependent economic climate and the real love of a pupil for her teacher.’ —the Australian
‘This extraordinary debut would certainly mark Anna Goldsworthy’s arrival as an Australian author to be reckoned with.’ —the Age
‘Full of perception and a young know-how of her adolescent foibles.’ —the Advertiser
‘A pleasure to learn’ —Adelaide Review
‘A extraordinary memoir … Goldsworthy is an outstanding writer.’ —Big Issue
Anna Goldsworthy is the writer of Piano Lessons and Welcome on your New Life. Anna's writing has seemed within the Monthly, the Age, the Adelaide Review and Best Australian Essays.
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Piano Lessons by Anna Goldsworthy