James Gates, a III Former pianist, recently performed in The Philadelphia International Music Festival’s new PIMFOnline.org Master Class. Playing Chopin’s “Waltz Op 34 No 1 in A flat major Vivace,” James, who auditioned against students from around the world for this opportunity, brilliantly dazzled a global audience with his talents and spirit.
"I was actually a little nervous at the beginning because there were people from around the world watching me," James explained. "Then I imagined that I was in Ball Auditorium of our School performing for my classmates and teachers like I did in the talent show. I immediately felt better and I was able to show Chopin's spirit."
James, a member of the Haverford Orchestra, wowed his classmates with his pianist talents during last year’s Middle School Talent Show.