The Transformative Power of Classical Music

If you aren’t already familiar with them TED Talks is a great place for inspiration and informative talks by people across a range of different industries including classical music.

I recently came across the following TED Talk from 2008 by Benjamin Zander who is an American conductor from the United Kingdom and a leading interpreter of the great composers Mahler and Beethoven.

Since 1979, Benjamin Zander has been the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and is known for his charisma, unyielding energy and for his brilliant pre-concert talks.

Arguably the most accessible communicator about classical music since Leonard Bernstein, Zander moves audiences with his unbridled passion and enthusiasm.Sue Fox, London Sunday Times

In this emotional and inspirational talk Mr. Zander discusses his two true passions: classical music, and helping others realize their untapped love for it. Whether you’re a lover of classical music or not it’s a great watch and I highly recommend all my piano students to check it out.

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