We extracted this from Viscount's performance bio. Some of us went to his first performance mentioned below while in high school.
Viscount Thurston began piano studies at age 7. At his first public performance at age 17, he played Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in Denver, Colorado with the orchestra led by his teacher, Antonia Brico. He gave his debut solo recital at Denver’s Phipps Auditorium in 1973.
As a graduate student at the Ohio State University, Viscount won the music school’s concerto competition and performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the university orchestra. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1984.
In 2003, he enjoyed the opportunity to reprise his performance of the Rachmaninov third concerto with the Littleton (CO) Symphony Orchestra. Viscount performed for several years in the DC area’s Friday Morning Music Club. He has been a regular performer with the Washington (DC) Piano Society since 2007.
He won First Prize in the 2010 Washington International Piano Arts Competition and Third Prize in the 2015 Boston Piano Amateurs Competition. He retired recently from managing leadership development programs for the Federal Aviation Administration, and lives with his wife, Vickie, in Sykesville, Maryland.
Saturday the 4th at 1:00PM
Foothills Bible Church
6100 S. Devinney Way
Littleton Colorado 80127