Monday, July 20, 2015

Christopher Richardson: 1st Prize, Piano, Category C

ENKOR International Music Competition 
Piano and Violin 2015


1st Prize
Score: 92.11

Teacher: Duane Hulbert

Chopin, Piano Concerto Op. 11 No. 1, I. Allegro Maestoso

Artistic biography

Christopher is a student of Duane Hulbert and Craig Sheppard. He also studied Chamber Music on a scholarship at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

He has appeared on NPR's "From the Top", and on KRCB 91.1 as a featured performer.

He performed at the Finney Chapel at Oberlin International Artists Recital Series Festival, and his performance was broadcasted live on WCLV 104.9.

He has attended the Aspen Music Festival, where he studied with John O’Conor, and the Sejong International Music Festival at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Robert McDonald in both private and master class settings.

He was broadcasted on the TV program PIE on KCTS 9 and King FM 98.1.

Selected as one of the scholarship winners at the National Chopin Foundation of the US in 2013 and a winner at the National Young Arts Foundation, he has performed in prestigious venues, including Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Field Concert Hall, the Gould Rehearsal Hall, the Harris Concert Hall, the Music Tent (Opening the Special Sarah Chang Event concert), and McCallum Theater.

He was a prizewinner at the 2013 International e-piano competition and performed with the Minnesota Orchestra.

He performed with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the Young Artists Concerto Competition and the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra as a guest artist.

He won second prize at the 2011 Virginia Waring Concerto Junior Division, Tureck International Bach, 2012 LA Liszt International (and the Best Performance of any piece from Annees de Pelerinage).

He was the winner of 2012 State CAPMT Concerto, Contemporary and Honors Auditions, California MTNA, American Fine Arts, Washington MTNA & Division 2013, and 2015 Chopin Northwest in both Solo and Concerto.

He won first prize 2010 SF Chopin, 2011 Seattle International Piano and at the International Russian Competitions (2012, 2013), Ross McKee, Berkeley Etude Club, Pacific Musical Society, and eight gold medals at the US Open Music Competition.

He won third prize at the Lennox International Young Artists Concerto 2011, as well as third prize in the 2014 American Prize Competition.

He was the winner of Washington MTNA 2014 and also named a prizewinner in the Longer Works Division of the LA International Liszt Competition 2014, in which there was no age limit.

He has been coached by teachers such as Seymour Lipkin, Catherine Kautsky, Robert Shannon, Robert Schwartz, Frederick Weldy and William Wellborn.