John DeRuntz, pianist and composer, was one of seventy-two performers from eighteen countries who were invited to compete in the prestigious Van Cliburn Sixth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Fort Worth, Texas in May of 2011. During the competition, Van Cliburn shook John’s hand and told him that he has written some wonderful music.
You can find out a lot more about John and his music, and also view his preliminary round performance and related newspaper articles by going to his website: www.theunknowncomposer.com
His piano repertoire includes both classical and popular works. John has composed more than seventy classical, romantic and impressionistic piano pieces, and fifty of them appear on four CD albums, `Soaring,’ `Fantasia,’ `Reverie’ and `Encore.’ Several of his works are on YouTube and can be viewed through links included on his website above.
John is available for a variety of venues. Contact John for more details at 503-620-6515.
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