Caressing the keys, Nakamatsu enthralls

Reviewed by David L. Schriber

When internationally acclaimed 1997 Van Cliburn gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu played here last March with the Binghamton Philharmonic, we decided, if he ever made a return visit, it would be a must-go event. Less than a year later (Feb. 27), Nakamatsu returned to Binghamton University’s Anderson Center to play an entire concert in the Philharmonic’s Chamber Series. It was a consummate example of artist at one with his instrument.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Towering pianist rips up the keyboard with Philharmonic

Reviewed by Lee Shepherd

Jon Nakamatsu may be of small stature, but the concert pianist is a towering talent!
He wowed the nearly full-house crowd at the Anderson Center Saturday night with his performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 3″in D minor” with the Binghamton Philharmonic. Read the rest of this entry »