JORGE ZAMORA                                                                        

AGE 49  I  HUIXQUILUCAN, MEXICO  I  MEXICO
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Jorge Zamora graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey with a degree in electronics and communications engineering, and quickly began work in telecommunications in Mexico City. He had studied piano seriously in his formative years, and that love for music led him, at age 25, to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music for three years. Though he’d return to Mexico to build a successful career in technology sales management (he’s currently director of business development for Qualcomm), Jorge’s concertizing days were far from over. After a 10-year break, he came back to performance for the 2011 Cliburn Amateur; he says that, since then, he has witnessed “a chain reaction of positive things” in his life, not only at the piano, but also in the development of a well-balanced life without compromise. For 2022, he is also “much more conscious of how this process also shapes the way my children and the people around me witness how hard work, discipline, and—more importantly—the love of music provide me such encouragement and motivation to do this wonderful Competition.”