Competed in my city's music festival, it's pretty large with several hundred contestants. Was my first ever competitive performance, played Liebestraum No. 3 by Liszt and got First Place
Was really surprised because there were over 20 other pianists (mostly asian) in my group and somehow I managed to come out on top I even messed up a couple of octave jumps in the virtuoso section and the adjudicator didn't even seem to care
Anyway I'm really happy because I was asked to play at the grand festival in front of several thousand ppl, should be an awesome experience. Not to mention the not-too-shabby $500 prize money and a potential scholarship if I own some noobs again at the grand festival in Toronto.