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  • #110054
    Han Hsieh
    Participant

    YouTube Auditions for First Virtual Symphony Orchestra

    #110055
    helen-rudd
    Member

    Actually the auditions ended a bit ago. The selection process begins soon so make sure to select your pick! I had posted earlier about them, and the lack of harpists who had posted videos. When I posed there was only 1 person! At least now they have quiet a few compared to that.
    Helen

    #110056
    Han Hsieh
    Participant

    I got it. It’s voting time now. The topic of this thread should be ” Who you are going to vote for Youtube symphony harpist?”.

    So far, I only see 3 girls competing for the harp position. Am I correct?

    #110057
    helen-rudd
    Member

    Hm, Strange there were about 20 up there last week. I guess they must have culled till they had two that the thought were equally good. I see only two up now?
    Helen

    #110058
    Han Hsieh
    Participant

    You are right. There are only 2 left in the list now.

    #110059
    Lynne Abbey-Lee
    Participant

    Hi everyone! As one of those 2 finalists, may I make a shameless plug for your votes? I love playing in orchestra, and I love NYC, so this was the perfect contest for me! For those of you who don’t know, the winners (on all instruments) go to New York in April for a concert in Carnegie Hall with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. I hope you enjoy my video.

    #110060
    paul-wren
    Participant

    Hi Lynne! I voted for you. Best of luck!

    #110061

    Hi Lynne,

    Your playing was excellent! It was so nice to hear your elegant “Lucia” and your confident “Symphonie Fantastique”.

    I appreciate the fact that you played such difficult orchestral excerpts that revealed your musical and technical abilities. Orchestral chops cannot be faked and you clearly have them. You also have a calm confidence that only comes from successful experience in the performance arena. I wish you the best of luck and am more than happy to vote for you.

    Brava, you deserve to win!

    #110062
    unknown-user
    Participant

    Dear harpists,

    well, to give a response to Lynne.
    I am harpist Regina Ederveen and the other one harpist of the last two harp finalists for the YouTube Symphony!

    For me it was a great joy and challenge to record and upload a little video, playing the Haendel Concerto in 3 1/2 minutes…..
    And to my great surprise, the international committee chose me, to be chosen by you, if you are as enthusiastic as I am!

    I really would LOVE to play at Carnegie Hall, the dream of every musician, especially from

    #110063
    Lynne Abbey-Lee
    Participant

    Laura, thank you so much for your kind words and vote. I am keeping my fingers crossed (except when I’m playing, of course)!

    And Paul, thanks also for your reply and vote! This has been a fun project and it’s exciting to be a finalist.

    FYI, voting ends on Sunday and results will be announced on March 2.

    #110064
    Sid Humphreys
    Spectator

    Lynne,

    Tried to listen to your audition but “it’s no longer available.” What’s up with that?

    Sid

    #110065
    Lynne Abbey-Lee
    Participant

    Hi Sid,

    I just tried on my Mac, and my husband tried on his PC, and they both worked, so I don’t know what happened with you. My dad had trouble voting last night, but that could be because he’s a bit Internet-phobic! I hope you can get it to work. Thanks for trying!

    Lynne

    #110066
    Sid Humphreys
    Spectator

    I went back and tried again, it came up this time.

    Both of you did such a great job!

    #110067
    Han Hsieh
    Participant

    Hi Lynne,

    The tone of your Camac Atlantide

    #110068
    Lynne Abbey-Lee
    Participant

    I’ve had my Camac for over 9 years. However, about 4 1/2 years ago it went to France for some warranty work, and they put on a new soundboard at that time. So it’s an older (relatively) Camac with a newer soundboard! I’ve been really happy with it.

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