Finalist from North Coast Youth Correctional Facility Plays Beethoven

Posted by Jonah Schennum
August 11, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is now only a few months away. Participants are waiting to see the results of PbS’ annual Kids Got Talent Contest.

PbS challenges facilities and youths to share their talents with the country and invites the winner to come perform live at the Awards Night. We received over 90 great performance submissions, and after careful deliberation 14 finalists were chosen.

Korbin C. submitted this piano recital to the 2017 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest from North Coast Youth Correctional Facility in Oregon. Korbin plays “Fur Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven on the piano and, in the words of one of our judges, takes a “wonderfully creative modern approach to an old classic.” What’s even more impressive is that he does it all while having only two fingers and half a thumb on his dominant hand! Korbin’s talented piano playing is a truly inspirational example of excelling under adversity.

Congratulations on becoming a finalist, Korbin, and thank you for sharing your talent! Make sure to keep checking back for more on the 2017 Kids Got Talent Finalists!