International Piano-e-Competition
Christopher Son Richardson
Christopher Son Richardson

DOB: 7/19/1998
Duane Hulbert and Craig Sheppard
About Christopher:

As a returning contestant in this competition and 2013 prize winner, Christopher Richardson holds many awards. He has appeared as featured performer on NPR’s “From the Top” and several other radio and television stations. In 2013, Christopher was selected as one of the scholarship winners at the National Chopin Foundation and the National Young Arts Foundation which earned him invitations to perform at Carnegie Hall, Field Concert Hall, Gould Rehearsal Hall, Harris Concert Hall, McCallum Theater and Music Tent.
As winner of the Young Artists Concerto Competition, Christopher performed with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra. He was the winner of the 2012 State CAPMT Concerto, Contemporary and Honors Auditions and the California MTNA. Christopher has also won first prizes at the Seattle International Piano Competition (2011), the International Russian Competition (2012 and 2013), Ross McKee, Berkeley Etude Club and the Pacific Musical Society, among others.
Many fine teachers and coaches have influenced Christopher’s musical education. He participated in master classes and lessons with such notable musicians and pedagugues as Robert McDonald, Seymour Lipkin, Catherine Kautsky, Robert Shannon, Robert Schwartz, Frederick Weldy and William Wellborn.

First Round  
Johann Sebastian Bach English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807, Prelude
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, 1st Mov.
Frederic Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 11
Franz LIszt Rhapsodie Espagnole, S. 254
Semi-Final Round  
Ludwig van Beethoven Thirty-Two Variations in C Minor, WoO 80
Franz Schubert Impromptu Op. 142 No. 3 in B-flat Major
Robert Schumann ABEGG Op. 1
William Hirtz Wizard of Oz Fantasy
Frederic Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11, 1st Mov.
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