NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Nacogdoches pianist Olivia Ajero, 14, was featured in a “Daily Joy” online video. “Daily Joy’ is an online video project curated by NPR’s “From The Top” radio program. Its aim is to serve as a reminder of music’s power to uplift, inspire and unite. “Daily Joy” began in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and continues today to offer a much-needed respite from the anxiety and worry that people encounter in the world.
Olivia, who studies piano with Linda Parr in the Music Preparatory Division of Stephen F. Austin State University’s School of Music, performed Frédéric Chopin’s Étude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4, also known as the “Torrent Étude.” Her performance can be viewed at: https://www.daily-joy.org/video/fabulous-13-year-old-pianist/.
Olivia will perform the “Torrent Étude” again for her birthday recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at First United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches, along with works by J.S. Bach, Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninov and Sergei Prokofiev. Olivia attends McMichael Middle School in Nacogdoches. This past summer, she attended the Luzerne Music Center camp in New York. While there, Olivia won their concerto competition and performed as a featured soloist with the LMC Orchestra.
For more information about Sunday’s recital, email email@example.com or call (936) 205-1881. The recital is free and open to the public.