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June 10, 2004
Van Cliburn winner: A composer and porcelain dealer from Sherman Oaks has won the Van Cliburn Foundation's 4th International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Fort Worth. Paul Anthony Romero was among 72 contestants, limited to those older than 35 who don't earn their living teaching or playing the piano. Romero was awarded $2,000, tickets to the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, a recital in Washington, D.C., and a pair of custom spurs.
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May 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
At 19, Joyce Yang has already won several national piano competitions in her native South Korea, performed with orchestras across America and studied at Juilliard the last eight years. It's impressive, but as the youngest of 35 competitors in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Yang knows she still has something to prove.
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May 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
At 19, Joyce Yang has already won several national piano competitions in her native South Korea, performed with orchestras across America and studied at Juilliard the last eight years. It's impressive, but as the youngest of 35 competitors in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Yang knows she still has something to prove.
NEWS
June 10, 2004
Van Cliburn winner: A composer and porcelain dealer from Sherman Oaks has won the Van Cliburn Foundation's 4th International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Fort Worth. Paul Anthony Romero was among 72 contestants, limited to those older than 35 who don't earn their living teaching or playing the piano. Romero was awarded $2,000, tickets to the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, a recital in Washington, D.C., and a pair of custom spurs.
NEWS
June 9, 1997 | Associated Press
Stanford University graduate Jon Nakamatsu, who was described as "everybody's sentimental favorite," was awarded the gold medal Sunday in the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Nakamatsu was probably the only contestant who did not attend a conservatory--or even major in music. A crowd of about 3,000 applauded wildly at the announcement and gave the 28-year-old Sunnyvale, Calif., man a standing ovation as he joined Cliburn and other finalists onstage.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All three medalists in the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will be soloists in the Pacific Symphony's 11th summer season at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, the orchestra announced Tuesday. Bronze-medal winner Aviram Reichert, will play Mozart's Piano concerto No. 23 on July 25. Silver-medal winner Yakov Kasman will play Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto on Aug. 8. And gold medal-winner Jon Nakamatsu will play Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto on Sept. 12.
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June 12, 2001 | ANGELA K. BROWN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Pianists from Russia and Uzbekistan on Sunday became the first in the history of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition to be named co-recipients of the gold medal. Olga Kern, 26, of Russia and Stanislav Ioudenitch, 29, of Uzbekistan shared the honor. In another contest first, two pianists also shared the silver medal: Maxim Philippov, 29, of Russia and Antonio Pompa-Baldi, 26, of Italy. No bronze medal was awarded.
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January 26, 1990 | GRETA BEIGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Inland Empire Symphony went for the gold--but is going to have to settle for the silver. Instead of the top prize-winner of last year's Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the San Bernardino organization will be presenting the runner-up at its concert Saturday night at California Theatre for the Performing Arts.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 1993 | GRETA BEIGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Simone Pedroni played Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto at the Ninth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition here recently, he saw red. And a lot of blue. "I see music in colors," Pedroni said in an interview just hours before learning he had won the prestigious gold medal. "The Rachmaninoff has two symbols, bells and water. The water is blue. A sensation of death pervades the work. It's very tragic, very sad." Colors. Sensations. Flights of fantasy.
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July 22, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pacific Symphony scored a coup this summer in lining up all three 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winners to play as soloists with its orchestra at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. The first of the three, bronze medalist Aviram Reichert, 26, plays Mozart's Concerto No. 23 this Saturday with guest conductor Lucinda Carver, director of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra. Even before his Cliburn award, Reichert had been busy touring; the pace has only picked up.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2001 | ANGELA K. BROWN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Pianists from Russia and Uzbekistan on Sunday became the first in the history of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition to be named co-recipients of the gold medal. Olga Kern, 26, of Russia and Stanislav Ioudenitch, 29, of Uzbekistan shared the honor. In another contest first, two pianists also shared the silver medal: Maxim Philippov, 29, of Russia and Antonio Pompa-Baldi, 26, of Italy. No bronze medal was awarded.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pacific Symphony scored a coup this summer in lining up all three 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winners to play as soloists with its orchestra at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. The first of the three, bronze medalist Aviram Reichert, 26, plays Mozart's Concerto No. 23 this Saturday with guest conductor Lucinda Carver, director of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra. Even before his Cliburn award, Reichert had been busy touring; the pace has only picked up.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All three medalists in the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will be soloists in the Pacific Symphony's 11th summer season at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, the orchestra announced Tuesday. Bronze-medal winner Aviram Reichert, will play Mozart's Piano concerto No. 23 on July 25. Silver-medal winner Yakov Kasman will play Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto on Aug. 8. And gold medal-winner Jon Nakamatsu will play Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto on Sept. 12.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 1997 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The star-driven mainstream classical music business needs new heroes, particularly American ones. So the attention paid to Jon Nakamatsu, winner of the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, is understandable. When he won the quadrennial competition last summer, presenters in this country increased the engagements for the gold medalist's first season by almost 50%.
NEWS
June 9, 1997 | Associated Press
Stanford University graduate Jon Nakamatsu, who was described as "everybody's sentimental favorite," was awarded the gold medal Sunday in the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Nakamatsu was probably the only contestant who did not attend a conservatory--or even major in music. A crowd of about 3,000 applauded wildly at the announcement and gave the 28-year-old Sunnyvale, Calif., man a standing ovation as he joined Cliburn and other finalists onstage.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 1993 | GRETA BEIGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Simone Pedroni played Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto at the Ninth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition here recently, he saw red. And a lot of blue. "I see music in colors," Pedroni said in an interview just hours before learning he had won the prestigious gold medal. "The Rachmaninoff has two symbols, bells and water. The water is blue. A sensation of death pervades the work. It's very tragic, very sad." Colors. Sensations. Flights of fantasy.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 1997 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The star-driven mainstream classical music business needs new heroes, particularly American ones. So the attention paid to Jon Nakamatsu, winner of the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, is understandable. When he won the quadrennial competition last summer, presenters in this country increased the engagements for the gold medalist's first season by almost 50%.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The eighth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition now under way (through June 11) in Ft. Worth, Tex., will be the subject of a 90-minute television special due this fall on PBS. Mobil Corp. and Tandy Corp./Radio Shack have made a joint grant of $1 million to underwrite production of the program.
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January 26, 1990 | GRETA BEIGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Inland Empire Symphony went for the gold--but is going to have to settle for the silver. Instead of the top prize-winner of last year's Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the San Bernardino organization will be presenting the runner-up at its concert Saturday night at California Theatre for the Performing Arts.
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