Maestro Benjamin Zander spoke about passion and music at the TED2008 conference.
"I have been seeing TED talks for close to 3 years now and I am amazed how these gems continue to spring up. I cannot believe I havent seen this talk for 2 yrs it has been on the site. This is not just a talk about music and passion, but about life! I am an academic and I learnt a truly inspiring lesson from this talk. Signing off with a shining eye!"
–A viewer from ted.com
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences—the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer—TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.