Brahms - Intermezzo in C major, Op. He really is an example for everyone. You can participate if you are at least 35 if I can remember properly. This is my third time to participate. Some say that the structure itself, of chosen contestants performing in a high-stakes contest before an ad hoc panel of professional judges and the glaring eye of the media, leads to rewarding empty virtuosity. Beethoven - Sonata in F-sharp Major, Op.
Oklahoma oncology professor to put skills as pianist to test in Cliburn competition
For the first time since elementary school, I contemplate faking an illness. Brounoff, Michael Chien, Charles. Then he came down with AIDS and died at the age of She taught music for many years in the Chicago Public Schools in grades K through 12 before retiring. What's the difference whether a pianist uses the music or not, if the music sounds good? The competition was held in Forth Worth, Texas, June By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition – The Cliburn
I worked just on what I loved -- Chopin, Schumann, Bach, Haydn -- because, as an amateur, I had only to please myself. Scuttlebutt has it that the quality of the contestants who have played so far varies widely. Reverse psychology -- I'm not a fraud, I'm a star -- doesn't help, either. A third mentions Gershwin. The contest had three rounds the 92 competitors were pared down to 18 for the semifinals, 6 for the finals.
Debussy - L'Isle Joyeuse. Len had told me this morning that he was feeling anxious about the semifinals. We're pianists who do something else. He puts his hands in his lap, tries haltingly to find his place and just stares at the keys, hand to forehead. The Chopin Foundation concert, to which I was now committed, at first seemed to me simply a way of expanding Seymour's living room. He's a wonderful guy and his piano playing is more than worthy of this competition.
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