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Pianist Jon Nakamatsu Reunites with the Annapolis Symphony

Award-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for the final Masterworks concert of the season. The concert will take place May 4 and 5 at 8:00pm at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis. 

For his return performance, Mr. Nakamatsu will perform Sergei Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the full Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Led by its longest-serving Music Director, José-Luis Novo, the concert will also feature Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’sLa Clemenza di Tito Overtureand Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. A free Pre-Concert Lecture led by Dr. Rachel Franklin begins at 6:45pm.

A native of San Jose, California, Nakamatsu came to international attention in 1997 when he was named Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the first American to have achieved this distinction since 1981. He has performed widely in North and South America, Europe, and the Far East.

Nakamatsu’s extensive recital tours throughout the U.S. and Europe have featured appearances in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Washington D.C’s John F. Kennedy Center, and in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Paris, London and Milan.