John Gutheil, M.D., 59
CEO/Medical oncologist
La Jolla, California
United States

John Gutheil recently returned to playing the piano after an absence of several decades. Originally on a musical track—he completed two years as a piano performance major at California State University Northridge—he went on to medical school and became an oncology clinical physician. Currently, he is president and CEO of SciQuus Oncology Inc. in La Jolla, California. Looking for a goal, and to give focus to his piano practice, Dr. Gutheil entered this Competition and says he has achieved much already just by preparing for the event. He notes his music has improved steadily and hopes the event will “give him additional ideas about how to continue improving my piano playing.” The avid marathoner and woodworker also enjoys Italian literature and the work of Caravaggio.


Preliminary Round
BEETHOVEN   Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, op. 2, no. 1: I. Allegro
CHOPIN   Etude in A-flat Major, op. 25, no. 1 (“Aeolian Harp”)
CHOPIN   Etude in C Minor, op. 25, no. 12 (“Ocean”)

Quarterfinal Round
RACHMANINOV   Prelude in B Minor, op. 32, no. 10
LISZT   Concert Etude No. 3 in D-flat Major (“Un Sospiro”)
ALBENIZ   “Asturias (Leyenda)” from Suite Española, op. 47

Semifinal Round
BACH   Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, Book I, BWV 847
CHOPIN   Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, op. 47
CHOPIN   Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, op. posth.
BRAHMS   Rhapsody in B Minor, op. 79, no. 1
GERSHWIN   Preludes Nos. 2 and 3

Final Round
BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73: III. Rondo (allegro)