Sabtu, 19 Maret 2011
Anna Larsen is a native of Newton and is in the fifth grade. She has been studying piano since she was three years old, first with Sachiko Isihara at the Suzuki School of Newton and now with Tema Blackstone and Professor Hung Kuan Chen in the Preparatory School at the New England Conservatory of Music. In 2008, she received a scholarship from the Lang Lang Foundation. With her fellow scholars, she played collaborative pieces on the Oprah Winfrey Show, at Carnegie Hall with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, and the virtuosic Mack Wilberg Carmen Fantasy (for two pianos, eight hands) at Carnegie Hall and Segerstrom Hall.
Anna maintains a wide repertoire and especially loves Bach. She has mastered all 24 preludes and fugues from Bach's “Well Tempered Clavier,” book 1. This was a huge project that took one and a half years to complete. She recorded them all last summer and has released a CD, now available online. She is now just beginning to learn book 2. In addition, Anna composes her own music. She has won first prize in the Music Teachers’ National Association Composition Competition for the last three years, and has been recognized in several other competitions at the national level. Currently, she is orchestrating her first symphony and has completed the first movement.Outside music, Anna loves swimming, skating, reading and drawing cartoons.
Kamis, 17 Maret 2011
Rabu, 16 Maret 2011
Selasa, 15 Maret 2011
Ethan Bortnick (born December 24, 2000 in Pembroke Pines Florida, USA) is a child prodigy, composer, songwriter, actor, musician and one of the youngest philantropis in the world.
Ethan began playing a keyboard at the age of three and was composing music by the age of five. He is able to play any song by ear.He has been featured on National and International television programs. He has helped raise record amounts of money for charities around the world, by performing, inspiring and educating
He's been seen on the J show in 2007 making his national television debut. He has opened for or/and performed with Elton John, Beyonce, Josh Groban, Nelly, Santana, Smokey Robinson and Anatlie Cole just to name a few. With a talent well beyond his years and the ability to play almost any song by ear, he has developed a repertoire spanning from classical masterpieces to timeless jazz standards to current chart-toppers. His talent includes the outstanding ability to compose his own music, which he began doing at the age of five.
If you haven't heard young Ethan perform then you are surely missing out on a delightful experience. On February 1, 2010, Ethan joined music’s biggest names as the youngest member of the all-star “We Are The World 25 For Haiti” line up. Produced by Q and Lionel Richie, the track featured superstars including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Kanye West and Miley Cyrus and made its debut during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Ethan also recently earned the distinction of being the youngest musician to be endorsed by premier instrument manufacturer Gibson Guitar/Baldwin Piano.