Happy and honored to be rewarded by another international competition, where my students got all gold and silver prizes. The most exciting part of teaching is to observe how my students start ” blooming”, after lots of hours devoted to practicing, after being frustrated, being stuck trying to resolve some technical or musical issues. The moment of that breakthroughs, when the sound changes quality, when the passages gain shine and clarity, seeing the sparkles in my students’ eyes is the biggest reward and is absolutely priceless! it is also very pleasant to receive such award from professional musicians, who know how hard the teacher should work, how patient he/ she must me, how selflessly he/ she must dedicate herself to students’ musical development. So, thank you, Vivaldi international competition!