UMKC Conservatory Artist's Certificate Piano Student Richard Jeric Wins Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra Piano Competition


UMKC Conservatory is pleased to note that piano student Richard Jeric, who studies with Robert Weirich, won the 2014 Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra Piano Competition. He receives a $500 award and will perform Franz Liszt’s Totentanz with the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra, May 13, 2014, Jefferson City, MO.

An Ohio native, Richard received his MM from UMKC in 2013 and his BM from Kent State University in 2011. He has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Naftzger Piano Award, the 2012 Artist Presentation Society Auditions, the 2012 UMKC Concerto/Aria Competition, and the 2010 Kent State University Concerto Competition. He also studied at the 2013 Aspen Music Festival and School, summer 2013 as a student of John O’Conor. He has performed in prestigious venues Helzberg Hall, Kansas City, MO, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO, and Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall, Cleveland, OH. Richard has worked with prominent pianists Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Jonathan Biss, Arnaldo Cohen, Spencer Myer, Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff, Menahem Pressler, and André-Michel Schub, among others. He has received coachings from American composer John Corigliano and contemporary ensemble eighth blackbird. Additionally, he studied privately with Joela Jones, Principal Keyboard of The Cleveland Orchestra.

Richard will also perform Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with the Midwest Chamber Ensemble, March 30, 2014.


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949