FERDY TALAN

AGE 38  I  WEST NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY  I  INDONESIA
REALTOR

Music changed Ferdy Talan’s life when he was growing up in Jakarta; it led him to New York, where he’s “embarked on a decade-long journey of self-discovery, breaking through societal and self-imposed boundaries and limitations.” While working fulltime as an agent for Alf Naman Real Estate Advisors, he’s developing his artistic craft, taking regular lessons and competing in amateur piano competitions: in 2017, he won in St. Petersburg and Boston, and placed second in Washington, D.C. As to why he’s entered the 2022 Cliburn: “Although the profiles of most careers are made by performances in well-known venues, based on my early music influence, I would like to be the catalyst for other young people and help the new generation with an ability to go far beyond the usual expectations.” His interests outside of real estate and the piano include international cuisine, architecture, and interior design.