APRIL 7: Jon Nakamatsu in Recital
Recital April 7, 2018
8:00 PM SJSU Concert Hall
San Jose, California
Clementi: Sonata in F-sharp Minor, Op. 25, no. 5
Beethoven: Sonata no. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 “Pastoral”
Brahms: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 5
The distinguished American pianist Jon Nakamatsu—known internationally for the panache and elegance of his solo, concerto, and chamber performances—has become a favorite with audiences throughout the world, and a special favorite to his fans at home in the Bay Area.
A native of San José, Mr. Nakamatsu skyrocketed to fame after his electrifying performances earned him the Gold Medal at the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
“Nakamatsu evinced brilliant musicianship. His tone and articulation sparkled and shimmered, while his use of dynamics and energy brought out the lifeblood of each and every phrase.”
–Daniel J. Kusher, The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Jon Nakamatsu is our master teacher for 2018.
Congratulations to our finalists! We had a near record number of applicants this year. We welcome everyone to attend the finals on Sunday morning, April 8, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to hear these fine young pianists perform their Beethoven sonatas.
San Jose State University Concert Hall. FREE!
Finalists for 2018 (in alphabetical order
Ethan Andrew Chi (Cupertino, CA): Sonata No. 21 in C Major, op. 53
Jessica Li (Santa Clara, CA): Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, op. 78
Dominic Pang (San Jose, CA): Sonata No. 16 in G Major, op. 31, no. 1
Zhuoran Tao (Palo alto, CA): Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, op. 57
Sally Yapto (Los Angeles, CA): Sonata No. 2 in A Major, op. 2, no. 2
Ethan Yuen (Palo Alto, CA): Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, op. 57
Anna F. Yakura (Santa Monica, CA): Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, op. 31, no. 2
Grace Chen (Cupertino, CA): Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, op. 31, no. 2
Hannah Li (San Jose, CA): Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, op. 7
Ankur Mukhopadhyay (Lake Elsinore, CA): Sonata No. 21 in C Major, op. 53
Roger Xia (Davis, CA): Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, op. 57