In 1975, Santiago Rodriguez won the William Kapell International Piano Competition. This year, he is chair of the 2012 Kapell Competition jury, whose members have winnowed down the field of twenty-eight contestants to three finalists in competition rounds that began last week. Saturday night, July 21st at 8:00 pm, each of the three finalists will step onstage at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center to perform a concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Judges will choose a winner at the end of the evening.
Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton spoke to Santiago Rodriguez about what he looks for in choosing both a jury and a winner for this year's competition, as well as the role competitions can play in a contestant's life.
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