Monday, April 11, 2011

Fantastic CD Giveaway!

About a month ago, Lois, a publicist from Shadow Mountain Records and Deseret Book contacted me to do a couple reviews and giveaways to my readers.  Of course, I was thrilled -- especially when she gave me a sample of what I was going to review.

There is a new artist/ pianist out there that is fabulous! His name is Josh Wright and I totally feel in love with his music, especially when I got his CD in the mail and my all time favorite classical song was on there!  And I have to say, no one plays Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini like this guy.  I have always been a sucker for good piano music ever since I was a kid.  My dad shared his love with me of classical music, and I branched off falling in love with good soundtracks from some of my favorite movies.  I mean who doesn't love the music of Braveheart or theme songs by John Williams like Indiana Jones, Superman, or Star Wars!?

Anyway, I feel in love with the piano when I heard that little flying feather number on Forest Gump.  And I loved Josh Wright the minute I saw this:

Talk about talent!!  Can you believe he is only 22 years old!  I have his CD on my MP3 player and can't get enough.  Even my husband loves his music... and that's saying something.

Here is a little about Josh Wright from his publicist:
Concert pianist Josh Wright boldly displayed his talent by performing one of the hardest pieces ever written on two grand pianos. “La Campanella”composed by Franz Liszt considered one of the hardest pieces play, just wasn’t hard enough for Wright. This video shows him flowing between two grand pianos as the melody grows faster and more intense. 
The twenty-two year-old performer has already proven himself elite in the world of classical music by competing in the prestigious Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition, of which only 38 performers from around the world were invited to. Wright was one of five Americans to play.  
Alright, then!  Now one of you lucky readers has a chance to win his new CD that just came out a few days ago!  Here's what you have to do:

Mandatory:  Watch the above video and leave a comment about it.

For other optional entries (leave separate comments for each, please):

-"Like" Josh Wright on Facebook and leave a comment that you did.
-Follow Josh Wright on Twitter and then leave a comment that you did.

Contest ends Wednesday night, April 13th at 11:59 pm.  Winner will be announced on Thursday.  Thanks and Good Luck!



Anika and Sean said...

Wow. That is like one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. He's fabulous and I can't believe I haven't heard of him before.

(I tried to get to his Facebook page, but for some reason it keeps booting me back to my home page. Didn't know if this was happening to anyone else.)

Lindsey said...

Incredible! I always love getting tips on new artists to watch and this kid is amazing!
I fell in love with classical music when I was a teen (movie soundtracks---hello!) and piano music within the last couple of years when I discovered that it really calms the mood down in my home!
Thanks for the tip!

Lindsey said...

Oh, I "Like" him on FB as well!

Anonymous said...

So amazing! I love the double pianos! I could see myself listening to this on my ipod while doing laundry. Kristin Fellows

Jon Anderson said...

love it!!! so talented. just amazing...k so pick me pick me!