Selection Jury

Phillip Bush is a pianist of uncommon versatility, with a repertoire extending from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first. His active and unconventional career has taken him to many parts of the globe. Since his New York recital debut at the Metropolitan Museum in 1984, Mr. Bush has appeared as recitalist throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean...

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Charles Fugo is currently Professor of Music at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches piano and coaches chamber music. He received his baccalaureate degree at Oberlin Conservatory, with additional study at the Akademie des Mozarteums, Salzburg, Austria, and his MM and DM Performance degrees at Indiana University, where he was also awarded the Performer's Certificate...

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Robyn Gibson, Professor Emeritus from Columbia College, Columbia, S.C., is a native of Georgia.  She received her Bachelor of Music degree with highest honors from Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C., where she was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, honorary music fraternity.  She subsequently earned the Master of Fine Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Georgia... 

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Hailed as an “American virtuoso” (Audiophile Audition), “enormous power and intelligent, instinctive interpretation” (Spoleto Today), and “simply dazzling” (The State), pianist Joseph Rackers has performed for enthusiastic audiences in New York, Chicago, Kiev, Rome, Shanghai and Washington D.C., at venues across Canada, China, France, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Ukraine and extensively throughout the United States...

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