Staying at home away from friends and extended
family members isn’t always easy, but one Eastchester Middle School student has
found a way to use this time to hone his skills while bringing some joy to his
Eighth grader Ben Wien learned a demanding piano
piece, Bach’s Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in C-sharp Minor, from Book 1 of the
Well-Tempered Clavier. Ben takes his weekly piano lessons via Facetime.
“With extra time to practice at home during
quarantine, my piano teacher from Concordia Conservatory, Marija Ilic, emailed
me a list of new pieces to consider. I chose to work on this particular prelude
and fugue by Bach because it’s so beautiful and very challenging to learn,”
Ben’s mother, Colleen Read-Wien, said their
neighbors enjoyed the peaceful feeling that the piece invokes as her son
Ben misses all his Middle School teachers and
classmates the recitals and performances that come with the end of the school
The Wien family has provided us a video of Ben’s
performance for you to enjoy.