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 AlĂ­ 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!