NTDTV, via Youtube, Nov. 3, 2008-
New Tang Dynasty Televisions first annual Chinese International Piano Competition came to its conclusion on Sunday, as after three days of competition the last 15 finalists came down to only a handful of winners for the top awards and the two top winners were both young musicians with brilliant futures ahead of them.
Nimble fingers fall upon the keys, tiny felt-covered hammers hit steel strings, and the sounds of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin thunder forth from the stage.
After a long day of tough competition, there came a group performance where all 15 finalists united to celebrate their love of piano followed by the long-awaited awards ceremony.
The bronze award winners were Weiwen Ma and Wei Chen, each of whom received $1,000 dollars.
The silver award, and $3,000 dollars went to Na Lian, originally from Mainland China. She has participated in numerous competitions and attended music schools in China, Russia, and the United States.
Na Lian is currently a student at the New York based Feitian Academy of the Arts a school focused on the revival of classical Chinese art forms.