Play…until the very last note

Hello dear all,

So glad to finally get in touch, we missed you so much. How are you doing ?

Partially the delay for this post was due to the big changes we had to deal with our team, personal and professional lives, but also because of the higher purpose we wanted to serve with this new story and greater complexity of it’s art elements.

We worked hard and after a while, a good friend of ours, Anca Irimia, introduced us to an artist whose story was able to exceed all of our expectations…

We are Coffeebooksong Studios and you are reading “Play…until the very last note”.

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Take a good look at this face and remember it. You’ll see it on posters at every street corner announcing that a music genius is honoring your town with a concert tonight. Sooner than you think.

Her name is Sabina Anna Maria Manolache, she is 20 years old, and her life is music.

When we were asked to help Sabina, learning that she is a musician, the first thing we asked for was a piece of her music.

What we heard, captivated us in the first minute and the song was played over and over making us discover one of the most beautiful souls we have ever came across, full of warmth, tenderness and innocence, expressed in every music note of that fresh, clean and mature sound.

This experience came to represent one of the most beautiful moments of our lives, and we are honored to share it with you in the next four minutes.

Ladies and gentlemen we give you Sabina Manolache interpreting “A romance” written by the great Romanian composer Petre Elinescu.

…just stunned, we immediately recognized her potential as an international music superstar and asked for further details from Sabina’s best friend Maria Zdralea, who offered us her kind help as many times as we requested it.

We found out that Sabina takes her school work as seriously as her music education, thus finishing her four years of high school with 98.85% success rate.

To prove this, we have Sabina’s permission to display the official high school grade document covering all four years, and to fully understand the information displayed it’s important to know the Romanian formal education grading system : number 1 is the worst grade and 10 is the best grade.

You can also click on the image below to be taken to a new tab in the same web browser, to see the picture in full size, and by holding down the CTRL key while hitting the “+” key, you can get closer to a particular area of the image.

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Impressed, we then looked over her CV and learned that since 2006, Sabina was brave enough, exceptionally good and incredibly organized to play in all major cities of our country, three cities in Luxembourg, the city of romance, Vienna, and also at the famous George Enescu International Festival.

Along with capturing the hearts and imagination of everybody who witnessed her amazing talent she won countless prizes including 1st prize at every edition from 2006 to 2009 at the Romanian Competition of Classical Music Interpretation, 1st prize both in 2009 and 2010 for her interpretation of classical music pieces at George Georgescu International Contest, 1st prize in 2011 at Romanian Young Talents Competition, etc.

All of this success didn’t go unnoticed by the Romanian Ministry of Education who offered her a special award for great achievements in formal education and for being an excellent ambassador of Romania through her music success abroad.

This in only a few… from a long list that was written with great sacrifice, restraint, patience, insanely hard work, wisdom, careful planning, and excellent time management.

But she asked for even more. Only from herself.

While she was searching for the right teacher to work with for college, in the summer of 2012 she went to Flute Forum and Piano Diekirch Masterclass in north-eastern Luxembourg ( West Europe ), where she met the great music professor Philippe Benoit.

They worked very well together for several days and it was then, Sabina decided he was the right music guide for her, and asked for permission to study with him for the next school year (2013-2014).

Like every visionary, the teacher noticed her potential and immediately accepted Sabina in his class held at the prestigious Maastricht Conservatory in Netherlands ( West Europe ).

The difficult part was yet to come, as the young talented girl had to audition in front of the Bachelor program board of teachers, to earn her place as a student of the latter institution.

And she did audition in June this year. Big time.

Because one month later, she received a letter from Maastricht Conservatory stating that she was accepted and is to pass straight into her third year of study.

How about that ? …

We were also allowed to display this document so please click on it, to see the picture in full-scale, and hit “CTRL” and “+” keys to zoom in on a particular area you want to see better.

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However, there was no time to celebrate as our beautiful music wonder was supposed to transfer 2000 euros to the conservatory’s bank account to pay the tuition of the first year and with just one month to do this everything turned rapidly into a race against time.

She didn’t have the money, she didn’t have much time, but she did have a great ambition to be all she can be and change our lives for ever through her music.

She started to ask for a sponsorship from international companies, but as the doors were shut one by one she realized it’s time to call in support and soon all her friends were raising money in different ways for this cause.

Even Sabina’s teachers jumped in to help, and soon facebook pages were created, blog posts, interviews were taken and put online or printed in local news papers and within days a full media campaign was launched to achieve this higher purpose.

Through a collective and massive effort, Sabina did manage to raise the money to pay the first year’s tuition but as she barely recognized when we asked over and over, money must be raised still to pay for a lot of things an international music career implies.

Here’s where we saw an opportunity to make our story epic.

More than presenting a role model we wanted to raise the money she needs for her music education by creating something that would sell and after careful planning we decided on artwork.

Everybody sketched for weeks, looking for a vision of form, color and feelings that would simply inspire the best in people.

The result of this effort is the ” Change… ” art gallery , which is giving you the chance to be part of an international superstar’s journey to glory, write a few lines of music history yourself and inspire others around the globe with your kindness and visionary spirit.

Before presenting the artworks, we thought about listing some of their immediate practical uses that you will get after buying them.

For instance you could set them as your computer’s desktop background to find beauty and relaxation every time you get a glimpse of the home screen, print them and make a poster for your wall so that your room will have more personality and distinction, print them and make post cards to inspire the persons you love most, print them on T-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, book bags to be inspired as you go and change the world, use them for your music album’s cover, book cover, or other covers that you may need or use very often, and sure you can come up with many more uses, that we would like to hear about in your comments.

Next, here are the rules to buy the artwork :

Each time you want to download one of the three illustrations displayed below, we kindly ask you to give a minimum of 5 euros or a minimum of 25 Romanian RON to the bank accounts below :

RO30INGB0000999903747675 for Euro

RO47INGB0000999903747660 for Romanian RON

both from ING Bank, on behalf of Manolache Sabina, SWIFT code INGBROBU .

To download the small version of each artwork, follow these simple steps :
1. Donate a minimum of 5 euros or a minimum of 25 Romanian RON to the bank accounts above.
2. Return to the blog and take the mouse pointer over one of the three pictures below.
3. Right click on it, choose “Save as…” from the small rectangle menu that appears.
4. Choose a location on your hard drive or USB stick where you want to save the picture.
5. Click “OK”.
6. Be sure to go back to the browser tab where you left our story to download a new artwork, find out more info about Sabina, rate, comment, share our work with family and friends and follow us (there’s a big black button for this at the top of the page).
7. Please mail as at nmerrynote@gmail.com if you run into any trouble while following these instructions.

To download the FULL SCALE VERSION of each artwork follow these simple steps :
1. Donate a minimum of 5 euros or a minimum of 25 Romanian RON to the bank accounts above.
2. Return to the blog and take the mouse pointer over one of the three pictures below.
3. Click on the artwork you like and be ready to be taken to a separate tab in you browser where you will see the full-scale image.
4. Right click on it, choose “Save as…” from the small rectangle menu that appears.
5. Choose a location on your hard drive or USB stick where you want to save the picture.
6. Click “OK”.
7. Be sure to go back to the browser tab where you left our story to download a new artwork, find out more info about Sabina, rate, comment, share our work with family and friends and follow us (there’s a big black button for this at the top of the page).
8. Please mail as at nmerrynote@gmail.com if you run into any trouble while following these instructions.

And finally it’s a great pleasure to present you the “Change…” art gallery of Coffeebooksong Studios :

Picture label #1 – “Change” by Coffeebooksong Studios

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Picture label #2 – “Sending you all my love” by Coffeebooksong Studios

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Picture label #3 – “Everything” (the first logo of Coffeebooksong Studios) by Nicholas G. Merrynote

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Last but not least, based on the above mentioned knowledge base Sabina receives the Coffeebooksong Studios Eternal Inspiration Award, the highest award our studio has to offer, for her extraordinary results in formal and music education, and for inspiring us to ever be hard-working, ambitious, and fight for our dreams until the very last second.

As we leave you to admire and buy our inspiring artwork, we kindly ask you to comment, rate and share our article with your family and friends.

Please do let us know what you think about the images above and if they were good enough by your standards to buy which particular piece, through a comment or email at nmerrynote@gmail.com , speak your mind about everything Coffeebooksong Studios does, order custom artwork, post cards, gift cards, etc or propose a collaboration on a project what will affect positive change.

Most importantly don’t forget to subscribe to our blog, so that you will always be the first to have a link to our latest story, by entering your email address in the text box at the top right corner of the page and clicking the black “Follow” button.

We would like to thank you very much for your patience over this past two and a half months as we wrote this story and for joining Coffeebooksong Studios in the effort to help Sabina become the ultimate music performer.

We couldn’t forget to send our warmest thank yous to our collaborators, Anca Irimia and Maria Zdralea, who provided us with vital information for this story and inspired us with their unconditional help towards their friend’s problem.

And finally the special thanks go to Sabina Manolache who made time to answer all our questions with modesty, calm, joy and great attention to detail.

Because of this, and much more, it’s a great pleasure to offer you her contact details :

Sabina Manolache youtube channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/coolspotsonthesky/videos

Sabina Manolache facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sabina-Ana-Maria-Manolache/534230269976966

Until next time, we are sending you all our love, from,

Coffeebooksong Studios

Disclaimer :

Pictures displayed on this post are property of Coffeebooksong Studios until bought by a person who can make proof of a 5 euros or 25 Romanian RON transaction at least in one of the two bank accounts mentioned in this article.

Video material property of Sabina Manolache.

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Felicia Mirela
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 10:50:37

    Many times life gives us a theme and we must do something with it. Either ignore it and lose the experience and a life lesson or turn it into something personal and “die trying” until we get it how we want. Smartest choose the challenge. Eh, but “die trying”, this is beautiful. This trip has many times more life lessons than we imagined and beauty comes when you least expect it. Diligence is always rewarded! In any case, it’s better “die trying” than not feeling alive.

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  2. tramedipensieri
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 19:49:26

    Molto bella la musica!
    Mi piace molto…..
    …e anche i disegni…
    grazie del post
    ciao
    .marta

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    • Nicholas Merrynote
      Sep 01, 2013 @ 16:01:04

      Marta dear…you made our day…thank you so much for taking the time to observe carefully all our efforts and coming from a person with Excellent fine tastes for music and pictures we are really really honored by this comment. I hope you shared our story on your facebook profile to help our young music genius. all if this effort is for her. see you soon. if you need help with anything, we’re here for you, kindest regards,

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  3. A
    Sep 01, 2013 @ 18:18:24

    Nice story. I wish her all the best. The idea of promoting young artists is remarkable. Congrats!

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  4. monik
    Sep 01, 2013 @ 20:03:52

    great work!in this post you allowed us to take part in the life of this lady wich is blessed by the God with a great talent and which deserves much more. this is the best of your posts because you transmit your admiration and your desire to help and also de not forget the time and soul you putt in creating this.thank you for making this day a better one knowing that in this country,where culture is not on the first place, there are people who are interested in. i hope,from the bottom of my heart,to accomplish this ideal!

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  5. Miri
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 19:48:32

    So many talented people in Romania, but unfortunatelly too poor for being famous!

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  6. Flo
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 15:22:07

    Her music is amazing. I was captivated by her talent. Such artists deserve all our support and admiration! Congratulations for the idea and effort of promoting such talented young artists. I truly hope you are successful with your idea!

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  7. Fé&Café
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 20:58:45

    I love all the posts, love the blog owners that make my page & Faith Café even more beautiful ..
    My congratulations on the page, too beautiful!
    Contains always with me ♥

    Reply

  8. Fé&Café
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 21:00:04

    Blog gorgeous! I love this class. ♥
    Kisses, Faith & Coffee

    Reply

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