Jordan will be participating in the Final Round of the Osaka 19th International Music Competition on Saturday, September 29th, 2018.
The Osaka International Music Competition is dedicated to promoting arts and culture under the banner of world peace and mutual understanding. The spirit of this competition is to find a number of artists from around the world and showcase them competing in an international setting.
Round One consisted of a DVD audition of separate pieces that, if selected, Jordan would perform in the final round. He submitted performances of Chopin Prelude 2, 6, 10, 11; Chopin Etude Op 25, no 7; and Rachmaninoff Prelude in B minor.
Jordan passed the Round One receiving the Gold Prize, and will move on to the Final Round, which is a winners’ recital. There are many categories or divisions within this contest, and Jordan is in the Piano Outstanding Amateur division which is defined as graduates of music school who do not derive their principal source of income through piano performance or instruction.
Final round repertoire (Saturday, September 29):
1) 1st movement of Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI: 52, No. 62
2) Chopin Ballade No. 2 in F major
3) “Toccata,” a piece by Costa Rican composer, Benjamin Gutierrez
Gold Prize in the Osaka International Music Competition