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Michaelhouse muso Ian Graham and his piano hands have made it to the finals of an International Music Competition set to take place in Washington D.C!


Global (21 July, 2023) — Budding musicians from around the world went note-to-note recently as part of the American Virtuoso International Music Competition. Among them is a young South African pianist whose future in music might just be filled with standing ovations.

Muso Ian Graham made it to the finals of the International Music Competition; making the dream to showcase his talent on career-defining stages that much more of a reality.

If Ian wins, he’ll have the spotlight to perform in a concert at THE Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York. Music enthusiasts know that Carnegie Hall is one of the most sought-after performance grounds for artists from every genre and has enjoyed the sounds of everyone from Tchaikovsky to the Beatles and Jay-Z.

A student at Michaelhouse, Ian’s school sang his praises in high notes, deeming his skill and dedication remarkable.

The grand outro will see the finals take place in Washington D.C where Ian will represent South Africa.

Meanwhile, in other music news that made us smile this week, other musicians-in-the-making from Khayelitsha Children’s Choir (KCC) and Masidlale Grassroots Project got a chance to glimpse into a stunning future after attending what for many was their first opera!

Sources: Michaelhouse 
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