Friday, August 18, 2006

Rachmaninoff and denim -- Updated

Three and a half minutes of gushing talent.

One more for the collection. You Tube is worse than a virus.

You think that's good?
How about Liszt's Transcendental Etude No. 10 on a piano that could use some tuning, in a baseball cap. This is just the tip of a talented iceberg.

Google Search yields information on Jonathan Paul Cambry.

...born in Chicago, IL on March 31st, 1982. He started playing piano lessons at the age of 3, studying with David Andrews for 15 years, a teacher at the Suzuki school. Jonathan continued to play and compete all throughout high school where he attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. In 1997, Jonathan was the recipient of a Silver Medal at the NAACP ACT-SO Competition for Music/Classical, and won Gold Medals in 1998 and 1999 in the categories of Music/Classical and Music/Contemporary.

Just weeks after graduating high school, Jonathan was invited along with 90 other musicians around the world to perform and study in an intense eight week program in Milan, Italy. While in Italy, he performed in six recitals in small towns surrounding Milan. He studied with world renowned professor of piano, Sedmara Zakarian Rutstein of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music as well as some instruction from world renowned concert pianist Mario Delli Ponti during this program. Jonathan continued to study at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music for two years as a student of Joseph Schwarz and Sanford Margolis.

More at the link, concluding with "... a vast knowledge of computer programming, Jonathan also helped build, a site geared towards artists, musicians, film makers, and fashion designers. He is currently Vice-President and CIO of Jookey LLC."

And yes, he also teaches.

This post was first published July 15.
Update today, August 18, a month later...

Check out this new video.

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