Saturday, July 17, 2021

Cobie Buckmire | 2nd Prize | Piano | 8th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition


Cobie Buckmire, 12 years old, started studying piano at age four and a half with Dr. Jing Yang. Cobie won first place Rondo International Music Competition in 2016 and performed in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. In April 2017, Cobie started piano studies at Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School with Ms.Irina Morozova. In March 2018, he participated in NYC Queens International Music Competition, was awarded the first prize and performed in Carnegie Hall. In December 2018, Cobie competed in the Vivo International Music Competition. He was nominated as a first prizewinner and awarded the Bronze Medal during the winner’s concert at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. Cobie was awarded first prize in Chopin International Piano Completion in Hartford CT in March 2019. In June 2019 Cobie participated in Kaufman Music Center Piano Competition, became one of the finalists and was awarded the second prize. In July same year Cobie was nominated as a Grand Prize winner in Encore Music Competition. During long months of pandemic, Cobie studied music with his beloved piano professor, Ms.Irina Morozova. In April 2021 he was awarded grand prize in International Young Artist Competition. He loves listening to music, studying languages, playing with his dog, swimming and playing basketball.

Hungarian Rhapsody no.6, F. Liszt, 6.43 

Prelude and Fugue no.9 op. 87, D. Shostakovich, 4.53 

Etude no.39, Chopin/Godowski, 1.11