An Indonesian-American and native of Southern California, pianist Jonathan Mamora strives to uplift and positively influence others using music as a means for service.
Jonathan’s performances have taken him throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and he is a prizewinner of several regional and international competitions, most recently in the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, the Dallas International Piano Competition, and the Eastman Piano Concerto Competition. He has also performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Dallas Chamber Symphony, Waring Festival Orchestra, Eastman Philharmonia, Eastman Wind Ensemble, and Coachella Valley Symphony. He was recently a featured artist for the LA Phil Affiliates in the Desert.
He often performs as a collaborative pianist for vocalists, instrumentalists, ensembles, and choirs. As a collaborator, Jonathan holds a graduate assistantship in accompanying at the Eastman School of Music and has received the Eastman Excellence in Accompanying Award. He also values education as an important tool in music making. He serves as an instructor in music theory at Eastman and teaches piano for the Eastman Community Music School.
Jonathan is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts 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.
2022 Third Olga Kern International Piano Competition. Competitor. Semifinalist. Finalist. First Prize. Best Contemporary Piece Prize.
Virtual First Round
Rachmaninoff: Étude-Tableau in a minor, Op. 39, No. 6
Chopin: Étude in c-sharp minor, Op. 10, No. 4
Bach: Prelude and Fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, No. 22 in b-flat minor, BWV 891
Beethoven: Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
II. Allegro molto
III. Adagio ma non troppo—Allegro ma non troppo
In-Person Second Round
Carl Vine: Resolve
Liebermann: Sonata No. 3, Op. 82
Liszt: “Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este” from Années de pèlerinage: Troisième année
Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 (1913 version)
I. Allegro agitato
II. Non allegro—Lento
III. L’istesso tempo—Allegro molto
Semifinal Round – Chamber Music
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100
I. Allegro amabile
II. Andante tranquillo—Vivace—Andante—Vivace di più—Andante—Vivace
III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante)
Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 1 in f-sharp minor, Op. 1
III. Allegro vivace
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