Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Jon Nakamatsu Gives His Perspective On Losing
As I was looking at his website, I noticed a link to video of a speech he gave at the 5th International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs. Anyone who has been to band competitions, entered juried contests, or competed before a panel of judges knows how stressful it can be.
We also know that, since there is only one winner, most of us inevitably lose. It can be especially intimidating when one of the panel of judges is former Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu.
In a speech which should be required listening for anyone who plans to compete, Nakamatsu gives us a little perspective.