He has been named "Canada's next big cello star" by CBC Music and the 2019-20 Classical Revelation artist of Radio-Canada! SDPB sports and recreation reporter Nate Wek stopped by the studio to recap the State High School Golf Tournament with host Lori Walsh. The Lakota Music Project heads to Washington D.C. for an unprecedented cultural initiative. This and more on this week's arts podcast.
American classical pianist Van Cliburn died of cancer Wednesday. In 1958, Cliburn won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the age of 23. Cliburn’s abilities helped defrost the Cold War and allowed him to embark on an amazing international career. Paul Sanchez is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Wheaton Illinois. He’s originally from Sioux Falls, and studied at the Van Cliburn Piano Institute for several summers. Sanchez reflects on his thoughts when he learned of Mr. Cliburn’s passing.