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Chronicles the Fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, hosted by The Van Cliburn Foundation... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A riveting film about passionate people playing the piano See more (12 total) »

Cast

 
Henri Robert Delbeau ... Himself
Mark Fuller ... Himself
Clark Griffith ... Himself
Ken Iisaka ... Himself
Slava Levin ... Himself
Drew Mays ... Himself
Suzanna Perez ... Herself
Richard Rodzinski ... Himself
Esfir Ross ... Herself
Kathy Trafton ... Herself

Directed by
Alex Rotaru 
 
Produced by
Matt Cooper .... executive producer
Lori Miller .... producer
Ronnie Planalp .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Brian O'Connell 
Adrian Popescu 
 
Film Editing by
Harrison Engle 
Drew Kilcoin 
 
Production Management
Marie-Hélène Riverain .... production manager
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivia Giachino .... assistant camera
Brandon Knieper .... additional cinematography
Philip Pelphrey .... camera operator
 

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A riveting film about passionate people playing the piano, 19 February 2009
Author: jmkaganmd from United States

Here is a film that when you leave with friends you can actually sit down and have a conversation about it.

The passion of the people in this exciting competition and the story each tells through the film offer many emotions. The music is wonderful.

As the competition unfolds you find yourself involved and perhaps even wondering or rooting for one of these truly talented people who in their "spare time" just happen to have a passion for playing the piano. The director allows each of the stories to unfold without bias.

Go see and listen -- you'll have a good time.

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