Californian Jon Nakamatsu gained immediate international attention in 1997 when he was awarded the Gold Medal at the Tenth Van Cliburn Inter-national Piano Competition. He has since pursued a busy performing career, ap-pearing in recital and with major orchestras throughout the world. His playing is acclaimed for its combination of effortless virtuosity and elegant singing piano sound.
Nakamatsu has made seven prior recordings for harmonia mundi usa: his Gold Medal performance at the Cliburn Competition (hmu 907218); the First Piano Concerto by Lukas Foss (hmu 907243); the Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Piano Concerto No. 3 (hmu 907286), four Piano Sonatas by Joseph Wo?lfl (hmu 907324), and much-praised recitals of the music of Brahms (hmu 907339), Chopin (hmu 907244) and Liszt (hmu 907409).