After an exhausting “three rounds in three days” final marathon at the Gredos San Diego competition in Madrid, Spain, I have just found out that I have been awarded the 2nd prize, in addition to the prize for the best interpretation of a work dedicated to the competition.

That makes 3 prizes in two weeks, on 2 different continents! Pretty good!

Funnily enough, my friend, amazing guitarist, and mindboggling musician Alí Arango, who won the 1st prize in Havana two weeks ago, was just awarded the 3rd prize in this competition.

That means: 1st for him and 2nd for me in Havana – two weeks later, 2nd for me and 3rd for him in Madrid! I could not have picked a musician to make me more proud to share finals with.

Thank you so much for everyone who came and listened!