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TEDxAldeburgh - Hannah Brock - 'The Fight of the Typhoon'

Talented 12-year old, Hannah Brock of the Aldeburgh Young Musicians programme performs 'The Fight of the Typhoon' on the beautiful Guzheng.Hannah was born in July 1999 -- the daughter of a Chinese mother and British father. Between the ages of 2 and 9 she lived in Beijing where musical talent was encouraged by her nursery school. She started playing the drums at age 3 ? progressing to the Guzheng (an ancient Chinese instrument) and piano at 4 years old. Hannah currently plays Guzheng at grade 10 level and piano and drums at grade 5. After returning to the UK in 2009, she continued to study the Guzheng -- using modern technology to the fullest by taking lessons over the internet with her old teacher in Beijing. Since she was 4 Hannah has given many public performances. A 10 minute TV interview about her drumming was made and broadcast by Beijing CCTV on International Children's Day in 2007. Hannah won the first British School of Beijing 2007 Instrumental Competition with her Guzheng and received a Highly Commended prize in the strings section (10-12 years old) of the Cambridge Young Musician of the Year Competition 2010. In September 2011 she joined Perse Girls where she has been awarded a music scholarship.About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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