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Pianist Ashley Fripp, winner of ROSL Keyboard Prize at the 2011 Annual Music Competition, plays Chopin's Impromptu No 1 in A flat major, Op 29 from home. Ashley has kindly filmed two videos for your enjoyment, look out for the second in a few days time. We hope to see him back in the clubhouse putting our Steinway Model D through its paces very soon!

Of the video, Ashley said:

"I am so grateful to ROSL for this wonderful initiative to keep the creation of music and audience's engagement with it alive during these uncertain times. It is amazing to feel so supported by a family at the moment who are doing everything possible to keep the arts and creativity alive using all the mediums possible. It is simply amazing! For my home recording, I wanted to play Chopin's first impromptu principally for its ineffably care-free nature. It bubbles with unshadowed joy in its outer sections and even the central section, in the minor key, has a radiance and charm to it. The piece simply offers such happiness and positivity at this time that, for four minutes, it is so easy to lose oneself and just adore life again."

With thanks to Ian and Susan Pettman for supporting these films for our ROSL alumni. To help continue our support of young musicians, artists and writers across the Commonwealth and beyond, visit www.rosl.org.uk/supportus

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