Milen Manoj Earath, a 12-year-old boy from Thrissur, has come first in the Kawai KX 21 Upright national piano competition, MusiQuest, held at The Academy of Music, Koregaon Park in Pune. The participants of the competition had a unique opportunity not only for public performance but to enrich their musical learning experience also by receiving instruction at the piano as well as written adjudications and participation certificates from an international panel of adjudicators.
The emphasis was on encouragement and positive feedback. Around 166 participants and 21 teachers from across the country participated in the festival. The Musiquest Piano festival was organised by Roxana Anklesaria Doctor and the closing ceremony was hosted by Pouras Doctor.