Tue August 14, 2007
Backstage Pass presents Jon Nakamatsu
Backstage Pass, airing Friday, July 6th at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5/90.3, join host Julia Figueras as she welcomes pianist Jon Nakamatsu
Ten years ago, the unthinkable happened: Jon Nakamatsu, a High School German teacher, won the gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Now, his all-Gershwin CD with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra sits in Billboard Magazine's Classical Top Ten. On Backstage Pass, Jon stops by to dust off the keys of our piano. He talks about the road to success and the importance of failure.
Backstage Pass, a live radio program broadcast from WXXI's Studio E, is dedicated to spotlighting the arts in Rochester and is made possible in part by a grant from the Gouvernet Arts Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation.