Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pluff Mud Kids people - 10,000 hours and two local greats

"And what's ten years?  Well, it's roughly how long it takes to put in ten thousand hours of hard practice.  Ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness."
- from Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Recently, I watched pianist Caleb Borick startle an unsuspecting audience in Fountain Inn, SC. The program listed Beethoven and Liszt and the audience looked forward to the sounds of familiar pieces, but they were not prepared to hear them played perfectly by a ten year old. If you ever get the chance, you need to hear him get lost in his music to see the genius in the way he plays. He's been playing for 5 years and he must be well into that 10,000 hour mark, making him one to watch...

Caleb got his start at the Charleston Academy of Music and so did fellow pianist Micah McLaurin. If you hear McLaurin play once, you won't soon forget it. Read this great article about Micah click here for article. Micah has an upcoming concert at the cozy venue The Charleston Library Society on July 19th - get the details here

1 comment:

  1. It is so wonderful to read news like this! These two young men are superstars and have the world of music by it's tail! Look forward to seeing them in the future... near and distant!