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Periodontist from Canada takes first prize in Cliburn Amateur Competition

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First prize in the Cliburn Amateur Competition went to Thomas Yu, 38, a periodontist from Canada.

Performances began Saturday at 3 p.m. in Bass Performance Hall. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra accompanied each pianist as each played a movement from a concerto.

The Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition showcases performers from around the world who are above age 35 and do not play piano professionally. The competition began last Sunday and concluded Saturday.

The competition began with a field of 68 competitors; 12 made it to the semifinal round on Thursday before the final six were named.

Other awards: 


SECOND PRIZE

Michael Slavin, 65, retired ophthamologist (United States)

THIRD PRIZE

Xavier Aymonod, 40, strategy consultant (France)


JURY DISCRETIONARY AWARDS

Deirbhile Brennan, 46, accountant (Ireland)


Lana C. Marina, 47, stay-at-home mother (United States)


CREATIVE PROGRAMMING AWARD


Gregory Knight, 53, software engineer (United States)


OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF A WORK FROM THE BAROQUE ERA

Clark Vann Griffith, 52, retired database programmer (United States)


OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF A WORK FROM THE CLASSICAL ERA

Ken Iisaka, 47, software engineer (Japan/Canada)


OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF A WORK FROM THE ROMANTIC ERA

Matthias Fischer, 42, physician (Germany)


OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF A POST-ROMANTIC WORK

Jasmin Tiodang, 44, stay-at-home mother (Indonesia)


AUDIENCE AWARD

Thomas Yu, 38, periodontist (Canada)


PRESS AWARD

Thomas Yu, 38, periodontist (Canada)

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