Thursday, April 24, 2008

Jonathan Cambry (b. 1982), African American Pianist in Chicago, Performs on YouTube

Jonathan Cambry (b. 1982) is an African American classical pianist in Chicago who has posted 37 YouTube videos of his playing of piano works of composers including Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin. He is CEO of, “The Ultimate Piano Community”. He writes, a blog where he tells of his piano studies from the of age 3. Immediately after high school, he studied and performed in Italy during an 8-week program based in Milan. “In 1997, Jonathan was the recipient of a Silver Medal at the NAACP ACT-SO Competition for Music/Classical, and won Gold Medals in 1998 and 1999 in the categories of Music/Classical and Music/Contemporary.”

“While at Northern Illinois University, Jonathan studied privately with Dr. William Goldenberg, and was a recipient of the Jane Jenkins Lovering Memorial Scholarship (2005) and received a master class from world renowned pianist and professor Martin Canin of the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. Jonathan continues to study piano with professor Kuang-Hao Huang at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts.” Full Bio


Jay said...

Jonathan Cambry is one of the best classical pianist minds that I've ever seen in person. Anyone who has seen his youtube videos has to be surprised with what they see, not just as an african american, but as an accomplished pianist. Thanks for covering him!

Lorena said...

Great music. Congratulations from Chile..Great interpretations...

Lorena Garcés.
Yournalism student
Universidad de Playa Ancha, Valparaíso, Chile.

Charlie Sommers said...

I have just discovered Jonathan Cambry today and I am very much impressed. I am heartened to discover that there are up and coming young American artists on the classical scene.