Rebirth of Reason

Louis Stephan Cruz

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My life passion is music. Though I'm still in high school, I've begun my professional career. At the age of 13, I began playing major pieces with orchestra, such as Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 - as the soloist. At 15, I auditioned for the California All-State Honor Band and was chosen as the pianist. At 16, I was recommended to the conductor of the California Chamber Orchestra, Warren Gref. He gave me an impromptu audition, and he hired me as a soloist and speaker for the "Classical Music Club." I give little lectures on music, and sometimes premiere my own pieces at these venues. My career has started, but it is only the beginning. Hopefully I'll make it to one of the following schools which I've applied to: USC Thornton School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, Juilliard, Eastman, Curtis Institute of Music, or Northwestern University. Acceptance letters should come by March...


General Forum - Ideal Government vs. Possible Government - 3
   Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 5:35pm -- Steve, nice point. Rates were artificial, and subprime loans were being thrown a...
General Forum - Ideal Government vs. Possible Government - 0
   Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 12:49pm -- I'd like to focus on the economy. I don't know much about it, so your enlightenm...
Objectivism Q&A - How much rationality? - 1
   Monday, December 15, 2008 - 3:14pm -- Perhaps the cut off point would be the moment you're convinced. If you're ration...
General Forum - Gustavo Dudamel - Altruism in the LA Philharmonic? - 5
   Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 6:28pm -- It's not so much that the music is non-tempered; just that it's tempered differe...
General Forum - Gustavo Dudamel - Altruism in the LA Philharmonic? - 2
   Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 9:10am -- It's really hard to put his acting aside, because of his conducting style. The p...
CDs - Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos No. 1-4, Rhapsody on a Theme of... - 6
   Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 3:55pm -- Though the pieces are very idiosyncratic, and maintain a high level of difficult...
General Forum - Gustavo Dudamel - Altruism in the LA Philharmonic? - 0
   Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 2:09pm -- As both a composer and avid musician, I am disappointed with the new artistic di...

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