This documentary explores the how and why of human’s love of music. Why does music make us feel intense emotions? Why do melodies stick in our heads for days? Why is music so powerful?
Harp Dreams follows the story of 31 of the world’s best young harpists, who, in 2007 gathered for 15 days at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music to compete in the (can you guess) USA International Harp Competition. The documentary is a blind of performance and a behind-the-scene look at the life of musicians during a high-pressure competition.
Playing for Real is a documentary that looks at the incredible difficulties of creating a career in playing classical music. The DVD follows Mayuko Kamio, a 14-year-old Japanese violinist, and Adam Neiman, a 22-year-old American pianist – both winners of the Young Concert Artists International Competition – and their managers over the course of a year. If you are an aspiring classical diva this documentary would give an inside view on creating your career.