Jon Nakamatsu, pianist
The Southeastern Piano Festival presents pianist Jon Nakamatsu June 19 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia. Nakamatsu was a gold medalist at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Each summer the Southeastern Piano Festival transforms the University of South Carolina School of Music and Columbia into a major cultural destination that draws in audiences and young piano talent from across the United States. The Southeastern Piano Festival embraces a multi-faceted personality: it is a high-level training platform for the young pianists, a presenter of new and world-renowned concert pianists and master teachers, an advocate for new piano music, and a vehicle for exploring different roles the piano plays on stage and beyond.