Jon Nakamatsu

November 30, 2019
 

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Jon Nakamatsu was the surprise winner of the 1997 Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He had not attended a music conservatory, nor had he majored in music in college or graduate school. At the time he won the gold medal, he was a high school German teacher, but he quit that job to go on to develop a successful career as a pianist. On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear some of the recordings he has made for the Harmonia Mundi label.


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