Pianist Nathan Ryland, a native of Richardson, TX, has been a winner in competitions coast to coast, from the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition to the Brevard Music Center Piano Competition in North Carolina. Most recently, he was selected as the winner of the Texas State International Piano Competition and will be performing with the Central Texas Philharmonic later this season. He has performed with the Mid-Texas Symphony and UNT Symphony Orchestra. He was also chosen as a winner of the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition, playing with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in 2014. He completed his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and a graduate artist certificate at the University of North Texas. This is Mr. Ryland’s fourth year as a Cliburn in the Classroom artist.