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  • Ellicott City doctor finds keys to success as Van Cliburn amateur piano champ

    Ellicott City doctor finds keys to success as Van Cliburn amateur piano champ
    In the living room of his Ellicott City home, Christopher Shih sits with his legs curled beneath him on a beige leather love seat. Relaxed in a pair of shorts and a T-shirt, he speaks humbly of his accomplishments as an amateur pianist.
  • Pacifica concert is the Candlelight prescription

    Pacifica concert is the Candlelight prescription
    Classical music is said to soothe the soul, but can it calm an upset stomach? Ellicott City resident Dr. Christopher Shih, a gastroenterologist who plays a little piano on the side, is likely to make listeners feel better when he appears as a guest artist...

    Blockbusters from the BSO

    It is possible to quibble with the idea of cramming three blockbuster works into a single program, but the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra carries it off. Ravel's "Bolero," that brilliant study in rhythmic and melodic reiteration, not to mention crescendo,...

    L.A. Chamber Orchestra's Jeffrey Kahane: Wunderkind to maestro

    Jeffrey Kahane was able to launch his career as a result of placing high in international piano competitions. In 1981, Kahane reached the finals of the Van Cliburn Competition. He received first prize at the 1983 Rubinstein Competition.

    Music review: Bernard Labadie, Benedetto Lupo with the L.A. Phil

    Richard S. Ginell reviews conductor Bernard Labadie, pianist Benedetto Lupo and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall.