|Viardo International Piano Competition Heats Up This Weekend!|
|by Sharon Adams||Mon, Sep 29, 2008, 02:23 PM|
Viardo International Piano Competition Heats Up This Weekend!
Name of event: Viardo International Piano Competition
Semi-final round at Custer Road United Methodist Church –
Free and open to the public.
Competitors: Bios of the competitors are available via .pdf by request.
He was the first Russian to win the Van Cliburn Competition in 1973. Vladimir Viardo was born in the Caucasus Mountains near the
His travel visa was withdrawn by the Russian Soviet authorities. It was not until the new era of “Glasnost” and “Perestroika” that he was again able to play abroad. He has performed at the
Vladimir Viardo is presently Artist in Residence at the University of North Texas. He is founder of the Viardo Foundation which is committed to providing financial assistance to talented students.
He has made many recordings including Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Debussy, Cesar Franck, Alemdar Karamanov, Nikolai Medtner, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Here's a link to an interview in NY 2 years ago:
Here are some images and a more extensive bio.: