Jorge Zamora, 43
Sales director
Mexico City, Mexico

Jorge Zamora studied piano privately for years before earning his bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies in Monterrey, Mexico. When he was 25, he entered the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied piano performance and audio recording for three years. Mr. Zamora returned to Mexico and embarked on a career in telecommunications. Currently, he is a sales director at Qualcomm International Inc. Mr. Zamora took a 10-year break from the piano prior to the 2011 Cliburn Amateur Competition, in which he was a semifinalist. Last year, he took first prize (2nd category) in the 2015 Piano Bridges Amateur International Piano Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Preliminary Round
CHOPIN   Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 31

Quarterfinal Round
CHOPIN   Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, op. 47
SCRIABIN   Etude in C-sharp Minor, op. 42, no. 5
RAVEL   “Ondine” from Gaspard de la nuit

Semifinal Round
SCHUMANN   Fantasie in C Major, op. 17

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