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Young Musicians Learning To Become Stars At Annual Festival

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IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – Young masters of classical music from all over the world are in north Texas for the Elan International Music Festival, and you have an rare opportunity to see them up close and personal.

Listening to the young masters you would easily think you’re listening to the Dallas or Fort Worth Symphonies.  They are the world renowned Flademmex Symphony Youth Orchestra.  They have traveled from Mexico and are performing right here in North Texas this week with world famous conductor and instructor Anatoly Zatin.

They’re here for the Elan Music Festival, held annually at the University of Dallas.  The festival develops young masters from all over the world in classical instruments.

One of the young masters, Daniella Liebman, has been called a prodigy.  She’s ten years old and has been playing for only five years.  When asked what she loved most about playing the piano, Daniella eloquently replied, “It’s a beautiful instrument you can express all these things on it that you can’t express with words and I like a lot of that about the piano”

Last month, Daniella was one of only 50 children selected from all over the world to perform with Lang Lang at his birthday concert in Berlin.

I sat down with Daniella to see if I could learn a thing or two.  Needless to say, I won’t be performing any time soon with these talented musicians.  However, Daniella had some very important advice for me.  “It takes a lot of dedication and work and you get frustrated sometimes so you kind of quit and come back to it, so the point is to keep going and keep moving just not give up.”

The Flademmex Symphony Orchestra will be holding concerts throughout this week at the University of Dallas.  For the concert schedule go to the Elan International Music website.

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