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#1797801 - 11/29/11 02:50 PM Interview with 2011 Van Cliburn Amateur Competition winner
vlhorowitz Offline
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Registered: 09/29/07
Posts: 290
Hi Everyone,

Here's my interview with Dr. Christopher Shih, winner of the 2011 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs.

http://www.examiner.com/piano-in-san-francisco/interview-with-dr-christopher-shih-part-i

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#1797834 - 11/29/11 03:57 PM Re: Interview with 2011 Van Cliburn Amateur Competition winner [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 702
Loc: Pennsylvania
My teacher taught Chris a long time ago, and I got to hear him play on several occasions. I think I'd describe his playing as "neat". Not very exciting, but still a very impressive performer.
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#1797837 - 11/29/11 04:00 PM Re: Interview with 2011 Van Cliburn Amateur Competition winner [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Registered: 05/29/01
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Excellent and fascinating.

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#1797874 - 11/29/11 04:49 PM Re: Interview with 2011 Van Cliburn Amateur Competition winner [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Registered: 11/16/08
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Nice interview. He's very articulate about several perspectives that I bet many of us share.
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#1797933 - 11/29/11 06:34 PM Re: Interview with 2011 Van Cliburn Amateur Competition winner [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Registered: 12/09/01
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Loc: Delaware (slower/lower)
Pretty cool. How many pianists know how to do a colonoscopy?
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#1797984 - 11/29/11 08:22 PM Re: Interview with 2011 Van Cliburn Amateur Competition winner [Re: Ralph]
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Originally Posted By: Ralph
Pretty cool. How many pianists know how to do a colonoscopy?


I hope to never know how to do a colonoscopy!
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#1798002 - 11/29/11 08:43 PM Re: Interview with 2011 Van Cliburn Amateur Competition winner [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 6086
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky, United S...
I loved the interview! Thanks for posting.

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#1798166 - 11/30/11 03:57 AM Re: Interview with 2011 Van Cliburn Amateur Competition winner [Re: Ralph]
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Registered: 12/28/09
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Loc: Here, as opposed to there
Originally Posted By: Ralph
How many pianists know how to do a colonoscopy?


How many NEED to know how?
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