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Pianist Fell in Love with Piano's Random Notes

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Pianist Fell in Love with Piano's Random Notes

Pianist Fell in Love with Piano's Random Notes

Pianist Fell in Love with Piano's Random Notes

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Award Recipient

Congratulations to Yin-Yin Ou, recipient of the ack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. Yin-Yin will receive an award of $10,000 to help her continue her music studies and assist her with music-related needs.

In addition to being a serious pianist, Yin-Yin Ou also loves musical theater. From the Top hide caption

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Yin-Yin Ou, 16, found her passion for music when she was just a toddler.

"I'd go up to the piano and play random notes," she recalls. "I thought the sounds of the keys were beautiful."

Yin-Yin loved piano so much that once she started to take lessons she couldn't get enough.

"Every time my mom closed the lid on the piano I'd open it back up and want to keep playing," she says.

In addition to being a serious pianist, Yin-Yin loves expressing herself through musical theater.

"When I was in seventh grade, I got talked into trying out for a show and wound up falling in love with musical theater," she says.

She performs Liszt's Waldesrauschen (Forest Murmurs).

This concert originally aired on Dec. 27, 2006.