Unforgettable memory with Mr. Cliburn



Story: I participated the Cliburn Amateur Competition 2011 without knowing anything about it. I just started playing again and I still have no idea why I was selected. It was so obvious that I was not be qualified. I was so intimidated and about to withdraw from it. Then Dr. Tamas Ungar who was/is a world famous teacher/pianist, and our advisory committee member encouraged me and gave me lessons every day for a week to prepare for the competition so that I could be on the stage.

I met Mr. Cliburn at the ceremony. He was so nice. You see the president was burst out laughing by watching us because he was hugging me for a long time!

Next day, we happened to meet him again at a famous restaurant. After chatting for an hour, he treated us full course French dinner! We truly enjoyed talking about him, music, pianists, and more and more.




27 views2 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Chuifun leaves everyone wanting more!

Seventeen members and a guest from China enjoyed our virtual musicale on October 16. Natale Farrell played Liszt’s devilishly difficult Mephisto Waltz while appropriately attired in a red dress. The h