Last week we welcomed with grateful, open arms the arrival of Becky, a Model A Bechstein Grand Piano, who now sits with resplendent dignity in the famed Dame Alice Owen's entrance hall, under the esteemed watchful eye of Dame Alice herself.
Becky has been donated to Owen's by the family of alumus Zev Sebastian. Zev is an extremely gifted young pianist who attended the school recently for two years, before he was accepted by the prestigious Purcell School as a first study pianist.
As Zev's musical journey continues to develop and flourish, his talent moves on to a Steinway Model O. Zev's mother Esther, keen to ensure that Becky finds a place where she can continue to be seen and heard, has chosen his old school as the ideal resting place. Becky will therefore continue to uplift the ears and hearts of many with her mellifluous tone.
Zev's mother wrote some beautiful words about his time at DAOS and her instagram post is a heartfelt and moving tribute to the impact that Becky and Owen's have had on Zev's life thus far.
"DAOS stood behind him, even when it meant his departure, and, aware he was leaving for Purcell, still chose him as the soloist in his last term at Brewer's Hall before sending him out with a standing ovation. There was a kind and encouraging spirit throughout - we are honoured for Becky to take her new place in the reception hall, accompanied by the statue of Dame Alice herself where we know she will be looked after by her spirit, student body and dedicated staff to bring even more music to its community.". Zev's mother, Esther.
You can read Esther's post in full and also follow Zev's musical journey via @sebastianest
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