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19 year old Naga Pianist, Chathavi Vuprü won the “Con Brio 2019” – National Piano competition

19 year old Naga Pianist, Chathavi Vuprü won the Con Brio 2019
(Chathavi vuprü, the winner of Con Brio 2019 Piano Competition)

Mumbai, August 4: Chathavi vuprü, a 19 year old pianist from Kuda village, Dimapur, won the “Con Brio 2019” -National Piano Competition.

Chathavi is the son of Adv. Zhasa Vuprü and Keviseno Vuprü of Kuda village, Dimapur.

Chathavi started playing piano at a very young age. His mother taught him how to play the piano. He finished his 12th from Delhi Public school, Dimapur.

Speaking to NagalandExpress Chathavi says, ‘with God anything is possible. I give all the credit to God for this victory’.

Con Brio – The John Gomes Memorial Piano Competition final was held at National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Mumbai, Sunday (August 4) at 6.30pm.

There were a total of 8 participants for the semifinal. Aosen Jamir from Dimapur and Rohini Sharma from Mumbai are the 2nd runners up.

Chathavi vuprü (middle) with Rohini Sharma and Aosen Jamir – runners up of Con Brio 2019

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in his tweet congratulated Chathavi.

History of Con Brio: In 2010, Anthony Gomes and Parvesh Java decided to memorialise John Gomes and celebrate Robert Schumann’s bicentenary by creating the first Con Brio, called Schumania. Today the team embark on the tenth edition of the festival and this time they are celebrating Clara Schumann’s bicentenary.

Offering more of Schumania to celebrate Clara, the work of women composers right from the 11th century till the 21st is being showcased. Clara was the first woman to achieve equal status to her male counterparts, not only as a composer but also as a pianist, thereby paving the way for other women composers and instrumentalists.