From the Top and Carnegie Hall today announced Big Break,
a new online contest that offers young musicians the chance to compete
for a spot on NPR's From the Top national radio broadcast,
hosted by Christopher O'Riley, as well as an opportunity to grace the
stage at Carnegie Hall, performing in a Carnegie Hall Family Concert in
Zankel Hall in spring 2011.
From October 18 to November 18, musicians ages 8–18 who are United
States residents are invited to submit a video of a solo classical
performance at YouTube.com/BigBreak.
(For musicians age 13 and younger, entries must be submitted by a
parent or guardian.) All Big Break entries received by November
18 will be reviewed by a panel of judges at From the Top and
Carnegie Hall who will select a group of finalists to move on to a
public voting stage, beginning in late November. Public voting will
begin around November 29 and end on December 14. The Big Break’s
grand-prize winner selected by the public will appear on an upcoming
national radio broadcast of From the Top on NPR with host Christopher
O'Riley. The grand-prize winner plus several runners-up will also
perform at a Carnegie
Hall Family Concert on April 9 in Zankel Hall, produced in
partnership with From the Top and hosted by Mr. O'Riley. Big
Break winners will be announced in mid-December.
Visit Big Break
on YouTube ›