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Encore International Music Competitionには過去に私の生徒も参加し、成績を残しています。コンクール側から、親切に締め切りが迫っているとのお知らせが届きました。日本のみなさまも参加できる、ビデオ（+オーディオ）審査によるものなので、こちらにもお知らせしておこうと思います。
The application deadline for the 7th edition of ENKOR Int'l Violin Competition is approaching quickly.Deadline is May 31.
ENKOR provides your students with the unique opportunity to get heard and recognized by so many professionals and influential people in the music industry. We are the only one competition with a Jury Board consisting of 500+ members from 70+ countries on 6 continents.
Eligibility: all nationalities
Age Groups Cat A: up to 10 years Cat B:11 to 15 years Cat C:16 to 20 years Cat D: 21 to 25 years
Free choice (one or more pieces) from the Standard Repertoire: baroque, classical, romantic or contemporary periods. Contestants must perform from memory.
Total duration of the videos for Category A : up to 10 minutes Category B: up to 15 minutes Category C, D: up to 20 minutes
Nurse portrayed as superhero in new Banksy artwork
Boy chooses health worker to play with over Batman and Spiderman in new piece unveiled at British hospital.
A new Banksy artwork paying tribute to National Health Service workers has turned up at Southampton General Hospital in England. The painting, titled Game Changer (2020), was delivered to the hospital along with a note that says: “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if its only black and white.”
In this new artwork by Banksy that encapsulates the gratitude Britons have felt toward the country's National Health Service during the coronavirus crisis.
"An inspirational backdrop to pause and reflect in these unprecedented times,"Paula Head, Hospital chief executive said on Twitter.
Tom Hanks Sends Letter and Typewriter to Bullied 8-Year-Old Boy Named Corona
Corona De Vries, 8-year-old boy wrote to Tom Hanks and his wife after they got the virus in Australia.
The boy wrote "I heard on the news you and your wife had caught the coronavirus," "Are you OK?"
He added that he loved his name but was being called "coronavirus" at school.
"I get very sad and angry when people call me this," he wrote.
Tom Hanks kindly replied the boy started as "Dear Friend Corona".
"Your letter made my wife and I feel so wonderful! Thank you for being such a good friend - friends make friends feel good when they are down."
"You are the only person I've ever known to have the name Corona - like the ring around the sun, a crown."
He also sent a Corona-brand typewriter, which he had used during his quarantine in the city.
"I thought this typewriter would suit you," he said. "I had taken it to the Gold Coast, and now, it is back - with you. Ask a grown up how it works. And use it to write me back."
Hanks had hand-written at the end of the letter: "PS! You got a friend in ME!" - a reference to the popular film's theme song.Corona reached out to Hanks because of his role as Woody in the Toy Story films,according to his family.