A Reason for Being: A Piano Recital


When words fail, Music speaks – William Shakespeare.

A special evening of classical piano entitled ‘A Reason for Being: a journey through the four ages of western classical music’, was hosted by the New Acropolis for the circle of Friends of New Acropolis on the 10th of February 2018 at the Colaba Centre of New Acropolis.

A delicately curated selection of music was played by Shivani and Vivek Patel. This duo treated the audience to an selection of classical western piano, from each of the four ages including : Bach from the Age of Baroque, Beethoven and Mozart from the Classical Age, Brahms, Schubert & Strauss from the Romantic Age and the lesser known but haunting piece Nuvole Bianche by Ludovico Einaudi from the Modern Age.

A selection of food and drink brought from the homes of volunteers and the evening was truly a treat for more than 40 Friends and members that attended the event.

Shivani and Vivek Patel are the young founders of ’88 – The Piano Academy’. They started formally learning the piano at a very early age of 6 years and completed the entire course of Trinity College of Music, London by the age of 13.