Colette Maze-Meet France's 106 year old pianisttext_fields
It is a bit difficult for her to hold the spoon and drink something as her age is 106. But with the piano keyboard aligned in black and white, it becomes a crescendo of rhythms where the maestro regains her salad days.
Casmetz of Paris can imbibe the whole music with her fingers at 106.
Her love with piano started a century ago. It was to release herself from the boredom and solitude imposed on her by strict parents. This music grandma is releasing her sixth album now.
'Music is my food, it is a feast to my heart and soul' reminiscent of Shakespeare's couplet ' if music be the food of love, play on'.
She was born to a middle class family in 1914. She had been schooled at home. Her mother was a strict school teacher. Her father worked in a pesticide company as manager.
Casmetz started playing piano right from childhood.
Classical French composers like Frederic Schopel, Claude Dubici, German musician Robert Schumann made an echo in her muse.
She studied music at Ecole Normale Musique in Paris. On completion of her course she worked as music teacher in some schools.
How she can do this at this autumn of her life. It is yoga and some finger based gymnastics.
"It is as if your tongue seeks tasty food, my fingers seek piano"
Her son assess it in simple lines quoting her.,'if you have passion for something, age is not a bar.'
She is a model for many. Her jokes,joy and love for life are energizing.