Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Piano winner for YouTube Symphony competition

Congratulations to Tino Balsamello, winner of the piano portion of the YouTube Symphony competition. YouTube called for professionals and amateur musicians of all ages, locations and instruments to audition for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra by submitting a video performance of a new piece written for the occasion by the renowned Chinese composer Tan Dun.

Winners were announced on March 2nd will travel to New York in April 2009 to participate in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra summit and play at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Follow the link (title of blog post) for more information.

We welcome comments and discussion - what are your thoughts on this type of competition?

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