Sunday, July 30, 2017

Leo Jergovic | 2nd Prize | Piano 2017 | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

LEO JERGOVIC (13 years old) is a 8th grade student at JLS Middle School, Palo Alto. He studies piano with Dr. William Wellborn at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Leo participated in several piano competitions and most recently won 1st place at 2017 New West Symphony Quick Bowman Piano Competition and 2nd place at 2017 Pacific Musical Society Competition. He was also selected to perform at the Junior Bach Festival in 2017 and 2016. In 2015 Leo won first place in San Francisco Chopin Competition for Young Pianists and first place in California CAPMT Contemporary Music Festival. In 2013 Leo won 2nd place in International Russian Music Piano Competition.

Leo loves performing on stage. In November 2016 he performed during SFCM Faculty Artist Series | William Wellborn concert. His other appearances include Master Class with Simon Trpceski at Steinway Piano Gallery, numerous Benefit Concerts, Festivals and Promotional Concerts of SFCM, MTAC and San Jose International Piano Competition. In addition to studying piano at SFCM, Leo studies Chamber music as a member of piano trio, Musicianship, is part of the Pre College Choir, and studies Voice. He is also enrolled in MTAC and RCM, and has been member of several choirs. In 2016 Leo won first prize in the classical category in 2016 SF Bay Area NATS Singing Festival and had his first soloist appearance as a boy soprano in Valley Concert Chorale performance of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Prior to that, in 2015, he was selected and performed with ACDA National Honor Choir. Recently, he won RCM National Gold Medal for Voice Level 8 and 7 in 2016 and 2015 by achieving highest marks in the nation.

Leo passion for music is closely followed by his passion for acting and he was most recently seen as Pugsley Addams in Palo Alto Players production of Addams Family (2015). He actively trains with Stanford Water Polo Club since 2014. In his spare time he loves to travel, eat good food and enjoys reading and making friends.

Dumka Op 59, P Tchaikovsky, 8:30
Sonata in E flat major Hob XVI 52 i Allegro, J Haydn, 6:00