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Mia Gormandy performing with the NIU Philharmonic Orchestra Part 2

NIU Philharmonic features Mia Gormandy, one of the Concerto Competition Winners at NIU 2008. Performing Jan Bach's Steelpan Concerto, pannist Mia Gormandy from Trinidad and Tobago is currently studying with Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis at Northern Illinois University.

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Comment by Miuel Polo on June 15, 2009 at 9:39am
hi mia good day to u, your performance was one of the most artistical piece of work i have ever seen just like liam tague a rool class model of pan u are an excell in future of the instrument, but one thing that's bothering me is who proclaims the instrument is it really born in trinidad & tobago or everyone's own, for far to long this problem has scrolled on deaf ears and i think you can retain wats ours becuz you have the power and will to do so, pan trinbago is'nt doing anything so they need a driving force to help retain wats rightfully trinidad & tobago property the steel pan. thanks and i wish u the best in all your endeavours.
Comment by Ian Franklin on May 11, 2009 at 3:36pm
Hello Ms. Mia Gormandy,
I enjoyed your performance. As I said in my compilation entitled,
"400 Questions and Answers on Pan from 1960 to Present",
We need to be more diverse, if we " Trinidad and Tobago" want to spread pan music to the rest of the world. For too long, many Steel Orchestras have been featuring too many Caribbean pieces. Most of the non-Caribbean population see the steelpan, as merely a merry making novelty. Very few see it as a viable instument.
I hope that Trinidad and Tobago's Government will allocate funding so that the bi-annual, (Pan Is Beautiful Classical Competition,) will now become an annual event and attract the more popular Steel Orchestras in T&T.
Comment by Alge Lawre on April 24, 2009 at 3:26pm
girl you good:real good; you make us West
Indians proud.
Comment by SIPARIA DELTONES on April 12, 2009 at 4:39pm
hi mia this is akinola from deltones do you do improvised type work also
Comment by Kevin Gowrie on April 8, 2009 at 7:55pm
Go girl, you make us proud, trini living in bermuda
Comment by Sophia Subero on April 8, 2009 at 4:04pm
Great work!
Comment by Curtis "Sleepy"Marcelle on April 8, 2009 at 2:57pm
Mia, I am very proud of you, show the world what this wonderful instrument can do.
Curtis" Sleepy" Marcelle, Bandleader/Musical Director, HAL Westerdam Orchestra.
Comment by Don Gilberto on April 7, 2009 at 9:28pm
very well done this young lady has a very bright future ahead, may God Bless her. I take my hat off to
Mr. Liam Teague., way to go TRINI
Comment by Joseph Jackman on April 6, 2009 at 1:16pm
Whenever a West Indian excells it adds years to my life. Hold your head High young lady and continue to make your people proud..
Comment by Trevor Townsend on April 6, 2009 at 12:58pm
Great Stuff.

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