Dear Maria Logan,
I am grateful and honoured to know you in person! Exactly people like you are making our opportunities. I thank you as a musician, and of course as a person, a girl from Moscow, who loved to play clarinet since she was a kid. And now, I have been gifted a channel, an open window to the boundless worlds of music and art in general. This chance is given to me by God, my family, my school, my clarinet teacher, royal Academy of music and you. You are the person in my life without whom all this wouldn’t have happened. My whole family and I want to thank you. I know that I will never betray either myself, you, or my school. I will always work on my limits to realize I don’t have them, I will progress and become a musician and a scholar that you will be proud of! Alina.