San Jose native and Stanford grad Jon Nakamatsu has performed widely in North and South America, Europe, and the Far East, including appearances at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, and in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Paris, London, and Milan. Last season, Nakamatsu performed for the Steinway Society with clarinetist Jon Manasse. This year he will kickoff the Steinway Society’s season with the Frieda Anna Murphy Memorial Concert at the McAfee Performing Arts Center in Saratoga on September 21.
“We are so thrilled to have Jon as the featured performer for this new concert series,” notes Kathy You Wilson, president of Steinway Society – The Bay Area. “Ever since Jon was awarded the Gold Medal at the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1997, classical music lovers in Silicon Valley have been among his most ardent fans. It’s only fitting that the inaugural concert honoring our beloved colleague Frieda Ann Murphy (an accomplished organist and beloved music teacher) will feature ‘our own’ internationally acclaimed artist.”