Jon Nakamatsu, piano

A true aristocrat of the keyboard

The distinguished American pianist Jon Nakamatsu, the most recent American to win the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, is known internationally for the panache and elegance of his performances and has become a favorite with audiences throughout the world. As a prolific recording artist, Nakamatsu has set to disc numerous seminal performances. In its review of Nakamatsu’s performance, The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle writes, “Nakamatsu evinced brilliant musicianship. His tone and articulation sparkled and shimmered, while his use of dynamics and energy brought out the lifeblood of each and every phrase.”


  • Mozart Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333 Linz
  • Brahms Sonata No. 3 in f minor, Op. 5
  • Schumann Papillons, Op. 2
  • Chopin Scherzo in c-sharp minor, Op. 39
  • Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2
  • Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53
  • Program subject to change.
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“Jon Nakamatsu plays with the calm assurance that comes of having both a solid technique and a gentle, introspective, interpretive spirit.” The New York Times

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