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Christopher Richardson Live Aug 4 at CVREP

Christopher Richardson Live Aug 4 at CVREP

PS ipc is excited to announce that 23 year old Christopher Richardson,  will be performing at CVRep on August 4, 2022 at 7 PM. Richardson is a 3 time Waring winner: 2nd place Concerto winner, 2022 Senior Division, Waring Bayless Performance Prize - 2015 Intermediate division, and 2nd place Concerto winner, 2011 Junior division. He just returned from performing at the Liszt Museum in Budapest Hungary and in Zebegeny (a small village there) and Washington DC, after winning the 2021 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition.  In addition to evergreen Chopin, Liszt & Stravinsky works, the program will include crossover / popular fare such as William Hirtz' Fantasy on Harold Arlen's Wizard of Oz, and Presley/Schmidt's Can't Help Falling In Love, and the jazzy Tom and Jerry Show by Uehara. The branching out from a strict classical concert is part of PS ipc's strategy for reaching more diverse audiences. Richardson also won First Prize and Best Chopin Prize at the 2016 MTNA National Competition. He has performed in many venues across the United States, including the 2000-seat Music Tent in Aspen, Carnegie Hall, Finney Chapel, and Benaroya Hall. He will be performing all-Liszt concerts in Budapest, London, and Washington D.C. in 2022. Tickets for this special concert are only $35 and can be purchased by calling CVREP at 760-296-2966 x 115 or visiting CVRep’s website at CVRep.org

Inland Empire Lad Takes Top Prizes at the 2022 Waring International Piano Competition

Inland Empire Lad Takes Top Prizes at the 2022 Waring International Piano Competition

Inland Empire Lad Takes Top Prizes at the 2022 Waring International Piano Competition 26 year old Jonathan Mamora, born in Redlands in Riverside County, took both top prizes at the 2022 Waring International Piano Competition.  Mamora is the first contestant since Michelle Naughton in the 2005 Intermediate Competition to grab 1st place in both the solo and concerto divisions.  Mamora is currently working on is Doctorate in Music at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.  One of his early teachers is Elvin Rodriguez of La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. 2nd place concerto prize went to 24 year old Christopher Richardson from Northern California, and currently studying at Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA.  2nd place Solo and 3rd place Concerto went to 25 year old Simon Karakulidi, currently studying at Yale School of Music in New Haven, CT, and born in Siberia.  3rd place solo went to Ilya Shmuckler, born in Moscow, and currently studying in Missouri.  

2022 Senior Division Solo Finals / Concerto Finalists

2022 Senior Division Solo Finals / Concerto Finalists

Results for the 2022 Competition Solo Division are: # 130 - Jonathan Mamora - 1st Place # 192 - Simon Karakaludi - 2nd Place # 187 - Ilya Shmuckler - 3rd Place Congratulations to all! Concerto Finalists and Order of Play at the McCallum Theatre: #192 - Simon Karakaludi - Prokofiev #128 - Christopher Richardson - Beethoven Intermission #130 - Jonathan Mamora - Rachmaninoff Solo winners play while judges deliberate, followed by Awards Presentation