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Magnus LaDue Southloake Tx

When we combine Mathematics and Music with Love, the possibilities are endless...
Name: Magnus
11 Year-old Magnus LaDue is a true genius in both mathematics and music. As an 8 year-old home-schooled third grader, he completed three semesters of Calculus. As a 9 year-old fourth grader, he completed Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. He is currently studying Complex Analysis and Mathematical Reasoning, and he is an expert at using the Mathematica scientific computing environment.

On May 7, 2008 Magnus took the Calculus BC Advanced Placement Exam offered by the College Entrance Examination Board. On July 14 we learned that he made the highest possible score of 5, a brilliant and stunning intellectual achievement for an 8 year-old. This means that he is "Extremely Well Qualified" in Calculus, and almost every college in the United States will award him two semesters of credit for it.

In December of 2008 Magnus discovered an error in one of the Laplace transforms in the CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae. The incorrect result appears in formula 36 on p. 607, and this error was previously undiscovered. Magnus proposed two possible corrections to the editor.

In May of 2009 Magnus discovered an error in one of the Fourier series in the CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae. The incorrect result appears in formula 1.4.4(k) on p. 52, and Magnus submitted a correction to the editor.

Magnus has also studied music theory at the college level for over 4 years. He has completed the texts Harmony and Voice Leading, Tonal Harmony, Counterpoint, and Foundations of Diatonic Theory. He is currently studying Schenkerian Analysis and Post-tonal Theory.

Magnus LaDue is the winner of a gold medal in the 2009 AADGT International Young Musician Competition. He performed Chopin's Etude in G# Minor (Op. 25, No. 6) in the winners' recital at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City on May 24, 2009.

In addition to his musical and academic interests, Magnus enjoys bicycling 50 to 60 miles each week on trails in the greater DFW area. He also enjoys playing with his three cats, Gigi, Mimi, and Garfield.


Website: http://www.musicdolove.com/
 

Schumann -  Kreisleriana Op. 16, No. 1

 Chopin's "Double Thirds" Etude (Op. 25, No. 6)


"Magnus LaDue is only 8 years old, but he's already playing intricate piano compositions that many adults couldn't conquer. And he's not just talented musically. Last May, he took his 3rd semester of college-level Calculus."
KDFW FOX 4 News

On July 21, 2008 Magnus appeared on the KDFW FOX 4 Good Day program. This video shows a portion of his segement on it. 

Schumann -  Kreisleriana Op. 16, No. 1

A "Mini-Mozart, Also A Mathematical Prodigy"
KTXA 21 News, First in Prime

On July 24, 2008 Tracy Kornet featured Magnus on the KTXA 21 News, First in Prime program. The music and the interview were recorded at Steinway Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. (We would like to offer our special thanks to Michael Inman of Steinway and Sons for making a fabulous piano available on such short notice.) 

Magnus LaDue is the winner of a gold medal in the 2009 AADGT International Young Musician Competition. He performed Chopin's Etude in G# Minor (Op. 25, No. 6) in the winners' recital at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City on May 24, 2009. 

Schumann -  Kreisleriana Op. 16, No. 1