Eberhard Zagrosek, 73
Eberhard Zagrosek, a retired physicist from Berlin, competed at the Cliburn Amateur in 2011. Growing up in Bavaria, he began playing piano at age 6, but gave up his musical pursuits for a career as a physicist. For nearly 30 years, Mr. Zagrosek worked in the electronics field, primarily for Siemens. Since his retirement in 1999, he has resumed piano lessons and has participated in amateur competitions in Colorado Springs, Colorado (second place), Washington, D.C. (second), and Boston (first). Mr. Zagrosek is the founder of an international piano competition in Berlin, which is supported by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In recent years, he has also organized festivals and over 60 recitals in Berlin, Munich, and Stuttgart as an impresario for amateur pianists.
CHOPIN Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, op. 20
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, op. 29
CHOPIN Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, op. 61
LISZT Variationen über ein Thema von Bach Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73: III. Rondo (allegro)