Classical pianist to take center stage

Official Steinway pianist James D’Leon will take center stage for Ramona Concert Association’s fourth concert of the season on Saturday, March 2.

Born in South Korea, D’Leon began playing the piano at age 4 and performed his first recital at the age of 5. He debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra when he was 14.

His piano studies included the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Julliard School in New York. Since the age of 12, he has competed and won praise in many international piano competitions, including the Van Cliburn Competition, which led to his New York debut recital in Carnegie Hall. In 2009, he was an official Steinway artist listed on the prestigious New York and Hamburg, Germany, rosters. His performances have taken him throughout England, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Canada, and 40 U.S. states.

James D’Leon has given master classes in more than 75 universities around the world and is a recording artist with 3 CDs.

The concert on Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Charles R. Nunn Performing Arts Center at Olive Peirce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Lane. The doors will open at 7 p.m. for seating.

Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $5 for children and students. Those with concert memberships are admitted with their tickets.

Season membership tickets for the 2013-14 season will be on sale at the concert.

For more information, call 760-789-7474 or email Ramonaconcerts@cox.net.

   
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