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June 15, 1985 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Staff Writer
What do we expect in the winner of a major international competition for young pianists? Only the ultimate: musical breadth, emotional expansiveness, brilliant and glittery technique and comprehensiveness of spirit. So, welcome to the real world. Most pianists under the age of 30 do not possess these qualities; to tell the whole truth, most pianists over 30 do not.
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March 31, 1989 | BRUCE BURROUGHS
Call Jose Feghali a good sport. The young Brazilian pianist's scheduled South Coast Symphony appearance on March 4 was scrapped in the orchestra's current fiscal crisis, but he gave a recital on Tuesday evening to support the organization. This came shortly after the organization's last-minute cancellation of the afternoon recital he was scheduled to play for senior citizens, and without prior announcement.
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March 31, 1989 | BRUCE BURROUGHS
Call Jose Feghali a good sport. The young Brazilian pianist's scheduled South Coast Symphony appearance on March 4 was scrapped in the orchestra's current fiscal crisis, but he gave a recital on Tuesday evening to support the organization. This came shortly after the organization's last-minute cancellation of the afternoon recital he was scheduled to play for senior citizens, and without prior announcement.
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March 28, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
Since he won the gold medal at the Seventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1985, Jose Feghali has been praised for revitalizing warhorses. Words such as freshness and a real sense of discovery pepper his reviews. "I don't go out of my way to make things sound new," Feghali said from Denver between concerts. "I don't think, 'What can we do different here?' "But, for instance, the Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto is a great piece of music which is (played) to death.
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March 28, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
Since he won the gold medal at the Seventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1985, Jose Feghali has been praised for revitalizing warhorses. Words such as freshness and a real sense of discovery pepper his reviews. "I don't go out of my way to make things sound new," Feghali said from Denver between concerts. "I don't think, 'What can we do different here?' "But, for instance, the Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto is a great piece of music which is (played) to death.
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May 31, 1985 | From United Press International
Judges have culled six pianists from six nations among the dozen competitors remaining in the seventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. They are Philippe Bianconi, 25, of France; Barry Douglas, 25, of Britain; Karoly Mocsari, 22, of Hungary; Emma Takhmizian, 27, of Bulgaria; Hans-Christian Wille, 27, of West Germany; and Jose Feghali, 24, of Brazil.
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March 22, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
The three-member governing board of financially plagued South Coast Symphony has announced that the full orchestra will play its final concert of the season as scheduled on April 29 at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. "This was a commitment we felt we had to make to our subscribers and to the community," board member Richard J. Burrell said.
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June 4, 1985 | From Associated Press
Brazilian Jose Feghali was named the winner Sunday of the seventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Feghali, 24, who now lives in London, was selected over 35 other pianists in the contest. He wins a debut recital at Carnegie Hall in New York, a 30-month concert tour of North America and Europe (including his Los Angeles debut at Ambassador Auditorium on June 13), a $12,000 cash prize and a recording contract.
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February 3, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
Financially strapped South Coast Symphony got another boost Wednesday but still had to scale back its season once again. Computer researcher Albert Wong, one of three board members appointed in January to get the orchestra back on its feet, contributed $25,000 to help wipe out a $30,000 deficit carried over from last year. But with $70,000 in current and anticipated debts still looming, a concert scheduled for March 4 at Santa Ana High School has been canceled.
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June 15, 1985 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Staff Writer
What do we expect in the winner of a major international competition for young pianists? Only the ultimate: musical breadth, emotional expansiveness, brilliant and glittery technique and comprehensiveness of spirit. So, welcome to the real world. Most pianists under the age of 30 do not possess these qualities; to tell the whole truth, most pianists over 30 do not.
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May 4, 1990 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Does it pay these days to perform thrice-familiar masterpieces? At the box office, it usually does. But artistically, when a performer opts for the safety of such music, he only invites comparison with the best performances of the past.
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April 7, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
A work commissioned for the Orange County Centennial and three young competition winners will be featured in the South Coast Symphony's 1988-89 season. Richard Henn's "Overture for the Orange County Centennial" will receive its first performance on Jan. 21, 1989, at Santa Ana High School. Henn is known locally for his scores for the Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters for the past nine years. Competition winners will include: on Nov.
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