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Sam S #2887678 09/06/19 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Sam S
Or maybe just Monica K., since that was her username, and how she was known to us.
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I’m sure that Monica would appreciate having her beloved ABF Recitals renamed in her memory. I agree with Sam, keep the new title simple and short: ‘The Monica K. Quarterly Recital’.

She has been Monica K. - her Piano World username - to us throughout her 18,000+ posts, and will always be remembered here as Monica K. heart


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Originally Posted by Piano*Dad
Monica wasn't really anonymous. Anyone could easily find her background and she didn't try to maintain a hard screen.

Yes, Athena should be consulted, but note the name in her obituary:

Monica J. Kern


I had no idea she was that young. Way too soon frown

I think I like ‘The Monica K. Quarterly Recital’. Perhaps also reference her pianomonica Youtube channel in the description of the recital.


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Agree. Too young! And so accomplished.


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Ken Knapp #2887720 09/06/19 08:40 PM
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"The Monica K. Quarterly Recital" has a nice ring to it.


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I've worked closely with Monica and a few other members during the creation of our online recital. She always encouraged opposing viewpoints on issues which could spur new and unique ideas; but in the end, she was usually the voice of reason. She had a unique way of somehow pleasing everyone with her decisions that she implemented, probably because they were well thought out without anyone having to compromise too much.

One thing that stood out while working with her was that she liked to keep things simple and organized. She knew that something too long and complicated may just get passed over. I'm pretty sure she would go for something simple and to the point regarding renaming the recital title. We may also want to wait just a bit before deciding on a new name in order for everyone to have a chance to give their input. Monica would have wanted it that way.

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Thank you for letting us know the sad news. I'm relatively new to the forum and barely come on here these days, but I could see how precious Monica was to us all…
May she rest in peace, and her family find solace in reminiscing about how wonderful she was to so many people.

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Originally Posted by mr_super-hunky
We may also want to wait just a bit before deciding on a new name in order for everyone to have a chance to give their input. Monica would have wanted it that way.


I concur....it is still too early in the process and given her family are in the throng of arrangements.
Heck, I don’t know any of you guys, and yet we are sharing this personal piano journey. This tragic event just got so much more personal.

Thanks Mr super hunky for sharing your insights.


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Originally Posted by Piano*Dad
Monica wasn't really anonymous. Anyone could easily find her background and she didn't try to maintain a hard screen.

Yes, Athena should be consulted, but note the name in her obituary:

Monica J. Kern

Thank you for posting the obituary, Piano*Dad. I knew Monica was special; I guess I just didn't know exactly how special she was. What an enormous loss.

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I think using the name Monica K. reflects her distinguished history on the forum.

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https://youtu.be/m3c2zwTWCso

Monica’s memorial shared. ❤️


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Originally Posted by Pianoperformance
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Monica’s memorial shared. ❤️

Thank you so much Pianoperformance!


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I haven't posted in years, but coming to pay my respects here as well, after seeing Monica's memorial service come up on my YouTube notifications.

Renaming the quarterly recitals is such a great idea. I'm glad to see that ABF continues to be a little oasis of loveliness.


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Monica was very kind. She reached out to me via PM when we joined. She’ll Piano world is not the same without her. RIP

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Lovely tribute.



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Rest in peace Monica


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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Just a single letter correction:

"The quarterly ABF recitals are dedicated to the memory of Monica Kern Harris, our long-time recital moderator, who passed away shortly after Recital 55. She, along with Mr. Super-Hunky, were instrumental in getting the recitals started. She served as the administrator for 53 quarterly recitals. She also performed in every one of the first 55 recitals. We owe Monica a debt of gratitude for getting the recitals started and keeping them running for so many years."


May I humbly suggest an alternative version?

"The quarterly ABF recitals are dedicated to the memory of Monica Kern Harris, our long-time recital moderator. Monica served as the administrator for 53 quarterly recitals. She also performed in every one of the first 55 recitals, many of those performances dedicated to her favourite composer Ludovico Einaudi. In addition she was an active and loved contributor to the Pianoworld forum. We owe Monica a debt of gratitude for her instrumental role in getting the recitals started and keeping them running for so many years."


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Wow! What a tribute that service was.


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Might I suggest that we go by one of the names she usually used:

Monica K (here)
Monica J. Kern (professionally and for most other things).

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I do think that using "Monica K" is probably best. That is the name that we know her by, and all of her recital performances and thousands of posts are under that name.

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