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Latin America: Pride on Local Musicians in YouTube's Symphony Orchestra

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Latin American bloggers have been writing about the YouTube Symphony Orchestra’s debut at the Carnegie Hall, where the winners of a world-wide online contest where were flown into New York to participate in this collaborative orchestra. Following, some of the winners selected to play at Carnegie Hall, and how some of them weren't able to make their dream come true.

The YouTube Symphony Orchestra was a contest organized by YouTube in which musicians from all over the world submitted videos of themselves playing an instrument to a set piece of music, and were then selected by other YouTube members and musician Michael Tilson Thomas to appear in a mashup video of all the audition videos with the winners playing together as well as a trip to New York for a musical summit where they had the opportunity to share with all the other winners as well as important musicians. Here is the video from Carnegie Hall:

Peruvian blogger kinua writes:

El peruano Marco Antonio Mazzini tocará en el Carnegie Hall de Nueva York este 15 de abril. El portal de videos Youtube lo seleccionó después de participar en el concurso que lanzó vía Internet y al que se presentaron 3 mil músicos aficionados y profesionales de 70 naciones.

Peruvian Marco Antonio Mazzini will play in the Carnegie Hall of New York on April 15th. The video platform YouTube selected him after he participated in an online contest on which 3 thousand amateur and professional musicians from 70 different countries participated.

Although Mazzini lives in Belgium, he has stated that he is also representing Peru with his participation. Also an import is Irina Simeonova Kodin, who hails from Bulgaria, but lives and represents Brazil for this contest. This next video was uploaded by Irina to show-off the city that has adopted her:

The story of the different musicians is being documented by GramaFilm for Harmony, a film that will show the paths of several different musicians on their road to Carnegie Hall. The following video is a teaser- trailer about Manuel Ramos Reynoso from Mexico, and how his childhood dream of playing in the Carnegie Hall became true:

However, Yurii Inti Bullon Bobadilla wasn't able to travel to Carnegie Hall although he was selected as a winner, because his visa was denied. He did post a video explaining why he wouldn't be able to travel:

Also from Latin America is Larissa Natalia Ferreira De Mattos from Brazil and Jhon Wilson Gonzalez C. from Colombia. You can view the winning entries by these and other winners divided by country on this page. We wish them all the very best.

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