Jon Nakamatsu was raised in Sunnyvale, California, and attended St. Francis High School. In June 1997 Nakamatsu won the Gold Medal at the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the first American to win this prize since 1981. Right after the competition, he quit his job as a high school German teacher to pursue a career as a classical pianist. He did not attend a music conservatory or major in music while he attended college and graduate school.
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Contributors of $50 and up are entitled to a program listing. Enter your name as you would like it to appear in the program in the Notes section at checkout.
Preferred Section Seating
Contributors of $125 to $499 per person above and beyond ticket purchases will be seated in the Preferred section.
Reserved Section Seating
Contributors of $500 or more per person above and beyond ticket purchases will have a named seat in the Reserved section.
Online Orders and Contributions
Online orders and contributions will be confirmed by email. Your email is your ticket. At the concert, show your printed confirmation email or show it on your phone or tablet. For any questions about online orders or contributions, email us at [email protected] or leave a message on our hotline at 239-344-7025.
Mail-in Orders and Contributions
Mail-in orders and contributions for March 2022 performances will be acknowledged starting in November 2021. Tickets will be mailed in February 2022. Orders received by mail after February 15 will be held for pickup at the door.