Hugo Kitano

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Semifinal Round I

Bach Prelude and Fugue in F Major, WTC II, BWV 880
Beethoven Sonata in C Major, Op.53 Waldstein I. Allegro con brio
Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 12 in B-flat Minor, S.139
Prokofiev Sonata No.6 in A Major, Op.82 IV. Vivace

Semifinal Round II

Mendelssohn Variations serieuses, Op.54
Martin Prelude No.8


2011 Hugo KitanoHugo Kitano will be a junior at Lowell High School in San Francisco. He currently studies with Professor Hans Boepple of Santa Clara University. He includes Dr. William Wellborn among his previous teachers. Hugo has won numerous competitions, including the first prize of the International Russian Music Piano Competition, the Young Pianist’s Beethoven Competition, the San Francisco Young Pianists’ Competition, the CAPMT’s Concerto Competition, and the San Francisco Chopin Competition for Young Pianists. Hugo is a recipient of the U.S. Chopin Foundation Scholarship. At 13, he made his solo (Noontime Concert Series) and orchestral debut with the Palo Alto Philharmonic. Last spring, Hugo organized three benefit concerts to aid the survivors of the earthquake in Japan, and raised over $6,000. He has performed in venues in Carnegie Hall, England, Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Japan, as a participant of various festivals and competitions. He has received coaching from Christopher O’Riley, Leslie Howard, Murray McLachlan, Di Wu, and Gustavo Romero. Hugo enjoys basketball, movies, and good ethnic foods.