Category : Stephen Cera

The Biggest Prize in the Piano World

by Stephen Cera I traveled to Ohio last summer to attend the Thomas & Evon Cooper International Competition for pianists age 13 to 18, held in Oberlin and Cleveland.  The jury awarded First Prize to Tony Siqi Yun, 17, from Toronto, whose final-round performance of Tchaiko...

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From Chaos to Composure

https://www.thewholenote.com/index.php/other-media/blog/general-music/28914-chaos-to-composure-cellist-erika-nielsen-grapples-with-music-and-mental-health...

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SALZBURG MOZART DIARY — DAY TWO

By Stephen Cera SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – On my first, long-overdue visit to Salzburg, I was eager not only to hear Mozart’s music.  I also wanted to see sites most closely associated with him:  the room where he was born, the apartment where he grew up, the spinet and violin ...

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