JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Jackson violinist is competing to be a part of the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Marta Szlubowska is a violinist for the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and right now she is one of 69 finalists internationally.
If she advances in the online competition being orchestrated by the social media, video sharing website YouTube, she will win the chance to perform at the Sydney Opera House in Australia in March 2011.
"This is very, very exciting, because it's in a country I've never been to and with artists I've never played with," the native of Poland said. "Plus, there will be 100 musicians at the highest level in the world that have been picked for this."
Her advancement in the competition is dependent on your votes on YouTube. To vote now, click on Vote for Marta.
The final day to vote is Friday. You can vote for Szlubowska one time each day, today and tomorrow.