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Deaf Teenager Will Compose 2012 Olympics Music

Posted Sep 16 2010 9:53am
According to the DeafBlog , Lloyd Coleman, who is deaf and visually impaired, has been chosen to compose Olympics-themed music that will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Lloyd is 18 and recently won a spot at London's Royal Academy of Music. Larry Ashmore - who has worked on projects like Bridget Jones's Diary, The Passion of the Christ, Nanny McPhee and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - will be mentoring him.

Lloyd has a great attitude. He's quoted in the article as saying, "I don't want to be known as the musician who's a bit deaf; I want to be known as Lloyd the person and Lloyd the musician. I want my reputation to be built on my musical ability which I hope will inspire others to set themselves goals and get what they want out of life. I already have - music is my life."

Congrats, Lloyd!
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