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Chetan Tierra
United States
Age 25




Born in Santa Cruz, California, Chetan Tierra gave his first public performance at the age of six, and has since performed in America, Europe, and Africa.  He has been a top prize recipient in more than twenty competitions and was most recently second prize at the 2009 Hilton Head Competition in March.  Mr. Tierra has been featured as soloist with Portugal’s Viana do Castelo Music Festival Orchestra as well as the Louisiana Philharmonic, Santa Cruz Symphony, and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at the Brevard Music Festival.  In recital, he has performed in noted venues in Cleveland, New Orleans, New York (Weill Recital Hall), and San Diego.  Also a member of an alternative rock band, “Auralis”, Mr. Tierra has recently produced his own recording “The Art of Chetan Tierra” available through CD Baby and other sites. www.chetantierra.com

Competition and Awards:
2009  Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Second Prize
2008  Jose Iturbi International Music Competition, Third Prize and Audience Award
2006  New Orleans International Piano Competition, Second Prize
2006  California International Young Artists’ Competition, First Prize
2006  Friona Auerbuch International Piano Competition, First Prize

Professional Training:
2003-  Cleveland Institute of Music

Teachers:
2003-  Antonio Pompa-Baldi
1996-2002  Hans Boepple


2009 VAN CLIBURN COMPETITION REPERTOIRE

PRELIMINARY RECITAL
Liszt  Ballade No. 2 in B minor
Schumann-Liszt Widmung
Brahms  Variations on a Theme by Paganini Op. 35, Book I
Ginastera  Sonata No. 1, Op. 22

SEMIFINAL RECITAL
Clementi  Sonata in F-sharp minor, Op. 25, No. 5
Hagen  Suite for Piano
Franck  Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Scriabin  Sonata No. 4, Op. 30
Prokofiev  Etude in E minor, Op. 2 No. 1

SEMIFINAL CHAMBER
Dvorák  Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81

FINAL RECITAL
Debussy  Suite Bergamasque
Mussorgsky  Pictures at an Exhibition

FINAL CONCERTI
Beethoven  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Prokofiev  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

This biography was most recently edited by...
vcf - 24 Apr 2009
vcf - 27 Mar 2009
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