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American pianist Christopher Goodpasture has presented acclaimed performances across North America, Europe and Asia.  Praised by the Washington Post (2008) for his “sparkling, highly musical” playing and by the Huffington Post (2012) for his “dazzling fireworks”, Mr. Goodpasture has brought his performances to some of North America’s finest concert halls including the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Sarasota Opera House in Florida, Koerner Recital Hall in Toronto, Weill Recital Hall in New York City, and the Richard M. Nixon Library and the Bing Theatre in Los Angeles, California.  He has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician on live radio broadcasts on 88.5 KCSN and 91.5 KUSC as well as in several Southern California concert series such as “Sunday’s Live” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “Music in the Mansions” in Beverly Hills, and “The Previews” in Manhattan Beach, CA.

            Mr. Goodpasture was the top prize recipient of the 2011 International Klaviersommer Competition in Germany, the highest category of the 2010 Los Angeles Bicentennial Liszt Competition and the 2008 American Fine Arts Festival.  In addition to these accolades, he has received a number of awards, scholarships and grants including most recently the Susan Torres Award for pianists and the Leni Fe Bland Endowment of the Santa Barbara Foundation.

            Equally at home as a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Goodpasture’s performances have earned him participation and fellowships in several prestigious music festivals, namely the Banff Centre, the Sarasota Music Festival, the International Holland Music Sessions, and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA.  He has had the privilege of working closely in lessons and masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Robert Levin, Jeremy Denk, Robert McDonald, Anton Kuerti, Klaus Hellwig, John O’Conor, and Peter Serkin and his passion for chamber music has enabled him to learn from and collaborate with some of the world’s most respected instrumentalists including Pamela Frank, Schubert Ensemble of London and members of the Takacs, Ysaye, Guarneri, and Tokyo String Quartets. 

A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Goodpasture completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music where he studied with John Perry and Stewart Gordon and was the recipient of  the 2011 Most Outstanding Graduate Award. His other primary teachers and mentors include Jerome Lowenthal, Marc Durand and Yoshikazu Nagai.  Currently, Mr. Goodpasture attends the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory on of Music in Toronto on a full scholarship, where he is pursuing an Artist Diploma under John Perry.

 

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