Chetan Tierra

Semifinal Round I

Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in G Minor, K.8 Sonata in D Minor, K.141
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata in E-flat Major, Op.81a Les Adieux Adagio: Allegro Andante espressivo Vivacissimamente
Franz Liszt Ballade No. 2 in B Minor, S.171
Sergei Prokofiev Etude in D Minor, Op.2, No.1

Semifinal Round II

Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Book I, Op.35 
Alexander Scriabin Andante Prestissimo volando

2008 Chetan TierraAmerican pianist Chetan Tierra has been seen on concert stages in North America and Europe since the age of six. He holds prizes in over twenty competitions including first prize and the gold medal at the 8 th California Inter¬ national Young Artists Competition, first prize at the 28th Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, and sec¬ ond prize at the 18th New Orleans International Piano Competition. He has been featured on Italy’s “teleblu” TV channel, as well as on WCLV and KUSP radio stations. Mr. Tierra made his Carnegie Hall debut in November, 2006. Other special performances include appearances with the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Santa Cruz Symphony, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, and the TSO orchestra at the Brevard Music Festival. Additional engagements included follow up performances at Carnegie Hall and with the Louisiana Philharmonic in October 2007. Mr. Tierra gives most of his credit to current teacher and world class pianist, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, and his gifted former teacher, Hans Boepple. He has also had the privilege to work with Peter Serkin, Misha Dichter, Yoheved Kaplinsky, John Perry, Sergei Babayan, Daniel Shapiro, Emma Tahmizian, Alvin Chow, Pawel Skrzypek, and Bruce Murray. Currently residing in Cleveland, Ohio, Chetan is completing his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music.