CLIBURN AMATEUR SPOTLIGHT

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Our amateur pianists hold a special place in the Cliburn Family. Their commitment to music and music-making is extraordinary, as is their talent. The 2020 Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition has been rescheduled to 2022, but that won’t stop us from celebrating them. Through May 30, we’ll post a performance video submitted by the outstanding pianists from around the world who were accepted as competitors or festival participants.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, MAY 28
CLIBURN AMATEUR SPOTLIGHT (MARATHON!)
1 p.m. Dmytro Vynogradov – Business Development Manager from Kyiv, Ukraine (Age 50)
CHOPIN Etudes, op. 10, nos. 4 and 5
LISZT-BUSONI La campanella
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 8
2 p.m. Stephen Bertges – Retired Sales and Marketing Executive from El Dorado Hills, California (Age 68)
BACH-BUSONI “Chaconne” from Partita No. 2 for Violin, BWV 1004
3 p.m. Miriam Berro – Software Engineer from Montréal, Canada representing Argentina & Canada (Age 62)
CHOPIN Ballade No. 2 in F Major, op. 38
DEBUSSY Feux d’artifice
4 p.m. Hajime Kobayashi – Management Consultant from Niza, Japan (Age 54)
TAKEMITSU Rain Tree Sketch II

FRIDAY, MAY 29
CLIBURN AMATEUR SPOTLIGHT (MARATHON!)
1 p.m. Youjin Hong – Psychiatrist from Gangneung, South Korea (Age 39)
CHOPIN Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, op. 58 (I)
2 p.m. Aaron Miller – Academic Administrator from Los Angeles, California (Age 39)
HAYDN Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI:46 (I)
POULENC Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (I) (with Nicholas Kim, clarinet)
3 p.m. Dominique Salloum – CEO, Artificial Intelligence Industry from Cormontreuil, France representing France & Lebanon (Age 50)
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, op. 13 (III)
BACH Italian Concerto, BWV 971 (II)
4 p.m. Deirbhile Brennan – Accountant from Dublin, Ireland (Age 50)
JANÁČEK Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, “From the Street”


Matthew Barnhill

Accountant from Charlotte, North Carolina
Age 36
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 16 in G Major, op. 31, no. 1 (I)


Luis Alberto Bernhard

Retinal Angiographer from Miami, Florida
representing Honduras & the United States
Age 70
SCARLATTI Sonata in E Major, K. 380
VILLA-LOBOS Impressões seresteiras
LISZT Harmonies du soir from Transcendental Etudes


Keiko Kircher

College Physics Instructor from Champaign, Illinois
representing the United States & Japan
Age 39
RAVEL Sonatine

 


Eladio Santiago

President & CEO, Advisory Investment Management
from West Friendship, Maryland
Age 56
CHOPIN Polonaise in A-flat Major, op. 53 (“Heroic”)

 


Richard Reid

Software Engineer from Cary, North Carolina
Age 69
CHOPIN Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, op. 58

 


Anna Antimiichuk

Marketing Communications Professional
from London, England representing Russia & the United Kingdom
Age 37
MOZART Sonata No. 13 in B-flat Major, K. 333 (I)


Michael Slavin

Retired Neuro-ophthalmologist from Manhasset, New York
Age 69
RAVEL “Noctuelles” from Miroirs
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12


Eiji Yoshimura

Director of Business Planning, Semiconductor Sales from Tokyo, Japan
Age 47
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 21 in C Major, op. 53 (“Waldstein”) (I)


Sean Sutherland

Product Manager from Montréal, Canada
representing Saint Vincent and the Grenadines & Canada
Age 43
RAVEL La valse


Vivienne Fleischer

Ergonomics & Wellness Consultant from Brooklyn, New York
Age 56
RACHMANINOV Étude-tableau in E-flat Minor, op. 39, no. 5
SANCAN Toccata

 


Heesun Joyce Rogers

Physician from North Royalton, Ohio
Age 56
HAYDN Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI:46 (I)

 

 


Saffet Bayka

Retired Electrical Engineer from Ankara, Turkey
Age 61
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 3 in C Major, op. 2 (III, IV)

 


Hiroko Toya

Attorney from Tokyo, Japan
Age 63
BACH Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903

 

 


Irene Longacre-Whiteside

Executive Assistant from Arlington, Texas
Age 64
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, op. 14 (IV)

 


Barbara Roeser-Liebech

Dermatologist from Bad Arolsen, Germany
Age 64
BRAHMS Capriccio in F-sharp Minor, op. 76, no. 1
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 30 in E Major, op. 109 (I)
BRAHMS Capriccio in C-sharp Minor, op. 76, no. 5

 


Xavier Aymonod

Marketing Director – Public Transportation from Paris, France
Age 44
BACH Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 906
HOROWITZ Variations on a Theme from Bizet’s Carmen


Ipek Bozkurt

Professor from Seabrook, Texas, representing Turkey & the U.S.
Age 40
SCHUBERT Impromptu in E-flat Major, op. 90, no. 2
CHOPIN Etude in F Minor, op. 25, no. 2


Eugene Lee

CEO – Technology Entrepreneur from Palo Alto, California
Age 57
CHOPIN Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, op. 52


Jorge Zamora

Business Development Director from Huixquilucan, Mexico
Age 47
LISZT Ballade No. 2 in B Minor


Robert Finley

Retired Electronics Engineer from Northborough, Massachusetts
Age 69
CHOPIN Etude in A-flat Major, op. 25, no. 1
FAURÉ Impromptu No. 3 in A-flat Major, op. 34
DEBUSSY “Golliwog’s Cakewalk” from Children’s Corner

 


Yuka Otohata

Marketing Operations Professional from Tokyo, Japan
Age 49
BACH Italian Concerto, BWV 971


Noah DeGarmo

Physician from Dallas, Texas
Age 42
PROKOFIEV Sarcasms, op. 17, nos. 1 & 4 

 


Kathy Abrahamson

Nurse Practitioner from Arlington, Texas
Age 58
CHOPIN Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, op. 23


John Gutheil

CEO – Medical Oncologist from San Diego, California, representing the U.S. & U.K.
Age 63
BACH Sinfonia No. 15 in B Minor, BWV 801
BACH Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C-sharp Major, BWV 848
CHOPIN Etude in G-flat Major, op. 10, no. 5 (“Black Key”)

 


James Rosenblum

Attorney from Harwich, Massachusetts – Age 39
CHOPIN  Polonaise in A-flat Major, op. 53 (“Heroic”)

 


Diane Austin

Retired Biostatistician from Fort Worth, Texas – Age 65
BRAHMS  Klavierstücke, op. 118, nos. 2 & 3


Simon Finlow

Retired IT Project Manager from Washington, D.C., representing the U.S. & U.K. – Age 64
RAVEL  Jeux d’eau
PROKOFIEV  Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, op. 83 (III)

 


Hideko Tazawa

Supply Chain Manager from Tokyo, Japan – Age 63
LISZT Les jeux d’eaux a la Villa d’Estes


Julien Bedon

System Simulation Engineer living in Yokohama, Japan (representing France) – Age 38
CHOPIN Rondo in C Minor, op. 1


Xiao Chen

Professor of Management living in Charlottetown, Canada (representing China) – Age 41
JIANZHONG WANG Five Folk Tunes of Yunnan


Rie Moore

Translator from Lexington Park, Maryland (representing Japan) – Age 45
BACH  Prelude from English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807

 


Ferdy Talan

Realtor from West New York, New Jersey (representing Indonesia) – Age 36
GUBAIDULINA  Chaconne


Adrienne Johnson

Playwright from Minneapolis, Minnesota – Age 65
RAVEL  Ondine


Ken Iisaka

Software Engineer from Foster City, California (representing Japan/Canada) – Age 51
CHOPIN Barcarolle in F-sharp Minor, op. 60

 


FILIPPO TRESCA

International Tax Consultant from Barletta, Italy – Age 38
LISZT Funérailles


Masanori Murakami

Clinical Research Associate from Tokyo, Japan – Age 35
LISZT Spanish Rhapsody
BILL EVANS Waltz for Debby