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Jonathan Mamora

Jonathan Mamora

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An Indonesian-American and native of Southern California, pianist and educator Jonathan Mamora strives to uplift and positively influence others using music as a means for service through churches, homes, schools, community centers, and the concert hall. Jonathan’s performances have taken him throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and he is a prize-winner of several regional and international competitions, most recently winning first prize in the 2022 Virginia Waring International Piano Competition and the 2022 Eastman Piano Concerto Competition. Recent performances include Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1 with the Eastman Philharmonia and the Waring Festival Orchestra, and Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. He was recently a featured artist for the LA Phil Affiliates in the Desert. He has previously performed in masterclass by pianists as Olga Kern, Jerome Lowenthal, Robert Levin, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, and Stanislav Ioudenitch. Jonathan holds graduate assistantships in accompanying and in music theory at the Eastman School of Music and has received the Eastman Excellence in Accompanying Award. Jonathan also teaches piano for the Eastman Community Music School. Jonathan is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, studying with and serving as studio assistant for Douglas Humpherys. He received his Bachelor of Music from La Sierra University and his Master of Music from The Juilliard School. His previous teachers include Elvin Rodríguez and Hung-Kuan Chen.

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