We invited the parents of the Hardau kindergarteners participating in our project to attend an October 26 ceremony that included presenting the children with their violins.
Organized by the Zurich Music School, Hardau Kindergarten and the Vareille Foundation, the gathering was a great success.
Over 100 people attended, and the room—decorated with delightful drawings of violins the children had made in class—was packed. Thanks to careful preparation by the teachers at the school and the conservatory, everyone had a good time, and it was a pleasure to see the children take their first steps into the world of music
The afternoon began with songs performed by the children, who have already begun to learn about rhythm.
In the second part of the program, various speakers presented the project and its goals. Then the violin teachers treated us to two beautiful works by Dvorak.
Then it was time to present the children with their violins. They each came forward to accept their violin, posed for a commemorative photo with their teachers and their group, and then went back to their place with their instrument in their arms and a smile on their face.
All of the project participants—the music and violin teachers, and the teachers at the school—received our warmest thanks for working to make the project a success and each of them receive a beautiful bouquet.