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    Amazing performances by Edward Yudenich conducting The student Orchestra of the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan State Orchestra when he was 7 and 8 years old, respectively .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNNFt...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Er-5QllwGk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v436I...eature=related
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    Well, he's a performing monkey until he is about fourteen years older. We have no idea how much he 'shaped' the works during rehearsals, or how heavily coached he was - suspicions of the old soviet style all-day years long drill of such 'kids' are strong.

    So I'll wait fourteen years or so and see what he comes up with, if he manages a position for himself.

    'Cute' I suppose, if you're a sucker for kids doing that sort of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrB View Post
    Well, he's a performing monkey until he is about fourteen years older. We have no idea how much he 'shaped' the works during rehearsals, or how heavily coached he was - suspicions of the old soviet style all-day years long drill of such 'kids' are strong.

    So I'll wait fourteen years or so and see what he comes up with, if he manages a position for himself.

    'Cute' I suppose, if you're a sucker for kids doing that sort of stuff.

    More than two thousand views of this thread have been recorded so far. I wonder how many agree with your opinion. I don't, and I don't need to wait fourteen years to make up my mind about the talent of this boy.

    "Monkey" you say, and express suspicion "of the old soviet style" - well, interestingly, the old soviet regime, hungry for propoganda as it was, was not able to produce such a "monkey" while it was alive, strong, and well; but, according to you. it acquired this wonderful propoganda capability now, after its demise. Very interesting.

    As for whether or not the child Edward Yudenich will decide continue conducting when he reaches adulthood, I don't think this is relevant to his present talent. There are precedents of talented children who did not continue their career when adults. For example, Shirley Temple changed career as an adult. Another example is Deanna Durbin who dropped her career preferring to maintain private life. Both are still considered talented children artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrB View Post
    Well, he's a performing monkey until he is about fourteen years older. We have no idea how much he 'shaped' the works during rehearsals, or how heavily coached he was - suspicions of the old soviet style all-day years long drill of such 'kids' are strong.

    So I'll wait fourteen years or so and see what he comes up with, if he manages a position for himself.

    'Cute' I suppose, if you're a sucker for kids doing that sort of stuff.
    I also wonder what part he played in rehearsal, but he did do a fine job on cueing in the parts and getting tempo changes, cut offs, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldteacher View Post
    I also wonder what part he played in rehearsal, but he did do a fine job on cueing in the parts and getting tempo changes, cut offs, etc.
    Yes, I would love to see a video of a rehearsal. Yes, he might get some guidance during rehearsal, but I would expect some guidance to any student in his/her early conducting experience, regardless of age of the student.

    Obviously, the boy is familiar with the details of the scores, and conducts well accordingly.

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    I do not agree or like your comment, it is rude and offensive referring to this beautiful angel as a monkey, Really ! he is obviously very talented and clearly shows he is enjoying what he is doing and has a great understanding of music, to be so young and so passionate is rare, he is truly gifted , i could watch him all day. If you are sad and need to be cynical please at least be respectful.

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    As one can see from the link below, the boy is growing up in a family of talented musicians.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P8DDQXjEDc

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