Please vote for me for the Youtube Symphony Dec. 10-17!

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Kwantumleap, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Kwantumleap

    Kwantumleap Well-Known Member

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    Hey all! I don't regularly visit this part of the forum, but I just wanted to invite all my fellow figure skating fan family to help me become a member of the Youtube Symphony Orchestra :violin: that will perform at Sydney Opera House in March of next year. It would mean a lot to me.

    The public voting is part of the final round of the audition. All the competitors had to pass a preliminary round to get to this point. Voting takes place Friday Dec. 10-17 and you may vote once each day. The only requirement to vote is that you have a youtube account. If you don't have one, it doesn't take long to create one and you don't have to actually share videos.

    Starting Friday, to vote for me please visit http://www.youtube.com/symphony and find the viola audition videos. My name is Bryan and this is my audition video just so you can recognize it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j24ukxYZXs

    Another option is to join the facebook group to get reminders each day to vote: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=173752879311427


    Thank you all so much!!! :respec:
     
  2. emason

    emason Well-Known Member

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    Lovely audition. Good luck!
     
  3. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful!!! It's a shame there isn't more music out there for the viola, and you guys are usually stuck with extremely boring stuff. (This said by a violinist who also dislikes the tendency of violin music to be all flashy and crap.) The viola produces such a gorgeous sound when played really well. Love Mozart's concerto for viola & violin.
     
  4. SaSherka

    SaSherka Well-Known Member

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    Good luck! Will try to remember to vote.
     
  5. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    Wow, that was quite good! :respec: Past amateur pianist here, and I like to think I can recognize good sound and technique instantly, even on string instruments. Will vote for you! Good luck! :40beers:

    Extra bonus points for dressing up nicely, including cufflinks. ;)
     
  6. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    I thought that was beautiful. Will definitely try to vote once voting starts.
     
  7. BittyBug

    BittyBug Kiteless

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    You are amazingly talented! Best of luck in the competition. :encore:
     
  8. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

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    Yay! Voting is now open!
     
  9. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    Voted for you...you're great! And you look very tiffed :)
     
  10. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    I voted for you also. I had a great time voting in some of the other instrument categories. The bassoon category was fabulous!
     
  11. Kwantumleap

    Kwantumleap Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all! Yes, voting has officially begun. You can vote for me by finding the red "Vote Now >" tab on the youtube symphony page and finding the viola audition videos. My audition video is timed at 7:47. Once you are there, you can click to vote on my video. You may vote once each day until next Friday. Thanks again!

    I don't even know what that means :lol: but I'm sure it's good.
     
  12. fragoletta

    fragoletta New Member

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    I voted, too! Good luck, Bryan! :)
     
  13. rjblue

    rjblue Re-registered User

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    Tiffed is FSU-speak.
     
  14. BittyBug

    BittyBug Kiteless

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    Day 2 voting for the fabulous Kwantumleap, peeps. :saint:
     
  15. Kwantumleap

    Kwantumleap Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Bitty and fragoletta :)

    I just found out that you do not even need to have a youtube account to vote in this competition. If you have an account, then you can use that to vote, but for those of you that might not have an account, you can still participate.

    I just got clarification on the rules and any additional votes you try to submit for my video within each day will be void. I just wanted to let you know ;)
     
  16. Kwantumleap

    Kwantumleap Well-Known Member

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  17. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

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    Voted for you! Very nice playing :)
     
  18. LynnW

    LynnW Politiking for Purple

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    Voted. I really enjoyed your video.
     
  19. Kwantumleap

    Kwantumleap Well-Known Member

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  20. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I was delighted to vote for you!
     
  21. LynnW

    LynnW Politiking for Purple

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    Bumping and voting. :)
     
  22. Kwantumleap

    Kwantumleap Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    I made a special video last night and wanted to share it with all of you. The link is below. By the way, if it were up to me, I would have only 3 days of voting, but I appreciate you all understanding and being supportive. It means a lot to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnmdf62C5EU
     
  23. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    I voted again today! You GO, Bryan!
     
  24. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Voted for you. Good luck!
     
  25. iloveemoticons

    iloveemoticons Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful audition! Just voted. Good luck!
     
  26. GoldenLady

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    Hi Kwantumleap! As a former violist (I was a violin major at university, but started playing viola halfway through, and I played professionally during that time and afterwards), I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed your performance, and you are a fabulous player. :) You must have a really nice instrument, too - your tone quality is wonderful!

    I have been voting for you, and will continue to do so. Good luck! :40beers:
     
  27. Angelskates

    Angelskates Well-Known Member

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    Just voted. How do you find out how you're going with the votes?
     
  28. Kwantumleap

    Kwantumleap Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! And thank you GoldenLady and the rest of my new FSU friends for being so supportive. Angelskates, to answer your question, I don't have any way to keep track of the votes. I just find out by early January (11th) if I made it. I will make sure to keep you all informed as soon as I know. I do know that my video is one of the more popular audition videos based on view numbers and the number of "likes". It's hard to tell, but anyway it's down to the final 3 days of voting starting with today.

    To vote: http://goo.gl/CfTWH

    Thanks!
     
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  29. Kwantumleap

    Kwantumleap Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again! My viola is made by Eastman Strings, the Master Series Model 905. It's actually amazingly priced online, especially for the sound (about $2,200 USD). I bought it at a band/orchestra rental store called Music and Arts. Here's a link to the model: http://www.eastmanstrings.com/eastmanstrings/violas/lingwang.htm#model905
     
  30. GoldenLady

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    Thanks for the info! Your viola does seem to be a great one for that price. :) I was looking around that site in general; things have changed a lot since I last bought an instrument (around 25 years ago, yikes) - the only thing you could do was go into a specialty violin shop, look around, and test out the instruments you were potentially interested in. It's amazing that you can now do so much research online. I mean, of course I'm used to doing it in other venues, but when it comes to something that's so "old school", it still manages to surprise me, LOL. :eek:

    Time to cast today's vote!