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This weekend wraps up the third annual Mozart Festival Texas . A solo recital takes place Friday night with Rick Rowley. Saturday an orchestral concert rounds out the festival with two masterpieces: the 'Jupiter' Symphony and the Piano Concerto No. 20 . Terry Frazor will conduct and feature piano soloist Ryo Yanagitani , a former Gold Medalist with the San Antonio International Piano Competition. The d minor concerto is special in Mozart's catalogue. It is the first of only two minor key...

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"It came to me in one night - a dream! I like to say that those dream images were probably rooted in my just going to college for the first time," says Conrad Tao about his Vestiges for piano. That was the start for the new album, Voyages . Conrad Tao turns 19 today, launches an international new release on EMI Classics , and begins a groundbreaking new music festival in New York City today. Did we mention this award winning pianist is 19 years old?! You wouldn't guess that from his new...

Vadym Kholodenko, a 26-year-old Ukranian, won the top prize Sunday night at the 14 th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth. A20-year-old Italian, Beatrice Rana, was named runner-up, and third place went to Sean Chen, 24, the first American to reach the Cliburn finals in 16 years.

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There's a good chance you've heard Brent Watkins with South Texas Jazz...they are a vital force in the downtown music scene, appearing weekly at Bohanan's or Luke. Now the Brent Watkins Trio (Watkins on piano; Tyler Jackson, bass; and Dean Macomber, drums) take the stage at the Empire Theater with a program "The Sound of the Trio: A Tribute to Oscar Peterson" Tuesday June 11th. "We played a fundraiser at the Empire, and I just loved the sound. I knew I wanted to comeback here," says Watkins....

Six finalists of the 14 th Van Cliburn International Piano competition were named late Tuesday night. They include four men and two women, each from different countries.