Episode 11 Synopsis

Kosei’s performance ends. When he returns to the waiting room at the competition venue, his late mother’s friend, Hiroko Seto is there. Hiroko, Japan’s leading pianist, has picked up on the emotion in Kosei’s playing. “The piano will drag everything out of its performer.” Kosei is perplexed by her words. Finally, the results of the competition are posted, but Takeshi and Emi, seeing the strangely cheerful look on Kosei’s face, are struck by how he’s changed and matured.