I would like to say thank you for the opportunity to win this instrument. I need a source of motivation to recover and improve upon my skills. I used to be able to play for hours and perform effortlessly. I am having a difficult time coming to terms with the changes that have taken place and fear that I will be forever stuck in this condition. I currently use the violin my parents purchased over 40 years ago, with no knowledge of how to determine if it was a quality instrument… They bough what they could afford and I will always be grateful for that. I find myself reluctant to practice and often depressed; that said, when I do practice/perform, it is SO therapeutic for me, even though my endurance has waned.
I know each of us has needs and reasons for wanting to win the contest and wish everyone else the best of luck!