Hilton Head Young Artists Piano Competition

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 Hilton Head Internation Piano Competition performance space. (HHIPC)

This week Bob Sherman adds a postscript to our September visit to Hilton Head, South Carolina with the top prize winners from the 2015 Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Finalist Tommy Jing Lu Leo hails from Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong and now the 14-year-old pianist studies in London at the Junior Academy of the Royal Academy of Music.

And then another postscript, this one to the October Showcase featuring students from The National Orchestral Association, founded by the late Leon Barzin, is designed to seek out outstanding young musicians and help prepare them for symphonic careers. Barzin’s pioneering work led to the establishment of many training ensembles around the country.

This past summer, conductor Rossen Milanov led the orchestra in a robust reading of the Brahms D Major Symphony No. 2.


Bach: Presto from Toccata in G
Ravel: Jeaux d’eau
Albeniz: Fete dieu a Seville from the Iberia Suite
-- Tommy Jing Lu Leo, piano (recorded at the 2015 Hilton Head Piano Competition)
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major
— The National Orchestral Association; Rossen Milanov, conductor.

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