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NTD Piano Competition Helps Pianists Find New Audiences

Contestants at the 2014 New Tang Dynasty International Piano Competition. (Courtesy of NTD)
Contestants at the 2014 New Tang Dynasty International Piano Competition. (Courtesy of NTD)

As part of its ongoing efforts to present the best in traditional culture, New Tang Dynasty Television will hold its fourth International Piano Competition in...




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