October 19-24, 2015

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Piano Competition

Joseph Kingma

United States

Award winning pianist Joseph Stern Kingma has been praised by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans for his “dazzling technique”, and his interpretation of Liszt’s Sonata in B minor was described as an  “especially personal account”. He has won prizes at numerous competitions, including the 2010 Brevard Music Festival Piano Competition, the 2010 Rice University Concerto Competition, and the 2012 Sorantin International Young Artist Competition, and has also competed internationally as a semi-finalist in the 2010 American Paderewski International Piano Competition, the 2011 Concert Artist Guild International Competition, and the 2012 New Orleans International Competition.

Mr. Kingma has been invited for performance and masterclass engagements across the United States. This season, he has appeared with the Manassas Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Brazos Chamber Orchestra, along with other solo engagements in Chicago, Austin, Dallas, and Houston.

Mr. Kingma’s earned his BM and MM from Rice University, were he studied under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Roux. Former teachers include John Mortensen, Aviram Reichert, Philip Pletcher, and Elena Arseniev. He currently studies with Anton Nel at University of Texas at Austin where he is a first-year DMA student.

Program: 

First Round
J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue No.15 in G  Major BWV 860, WTC I
Chopin Ballade no. 4 in F minor, Op.52
Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableau in C Major, Op.33, No.2
Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableau in E-flat minor, Op.33, No.5
Chopin Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.10, No.4
Chopin Scherzo No.3 in C-sharp minor, Op.39

Semifinal Round
Mendelssohn Variations sérieuses, Op.54
Scriabin Two Poems, Op.69
Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata in B-flat minor, Op.36 (1913 Ver.)

Final Round
Tchaikovsky Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23

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