Noah DeGarmo’s lifetime goal: to be a physician who is active in music. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Cornell University, the Carlisle, Massachusetts native graduated medical school at Columbia University and completed his residency at Northwestern University. Now a respected and well-published emergency medicine physician, he holds a position at Arlington Memorial Hospital. He grew up seriously studying both the piano and oboe (he has a minor in the former from Cornell), and lamented the limited performance opportunity after college, which led to amateur competition participation (he competed in Chicago, as well as at the 2016 Cliburn Amateur). Having struggled with tendonitis since he was 18, he also has a passion for helping musicians with the prevention of performance- and practice-related injury. Currently a student of Alessandro Mazzamuto, he formed the Boulanger Piano Quintet in Dallas, composed of colleagues in medicine. They have performed at the Dallas Public Library and at the Dallas Arboretum. Dr. DeGarmo will be performing Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody as soloist with the World Doctor’s Orchestra during their October 2023 Dallas concert.



Preliminary Round

BACH–SILOTI Prelude in B Minor, BWV 855a
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, op. 109 (I)
RACHMANINOV Prelude in D Major, op. 23, no. 4

Semifinal Round 

CHOPIN Nocturne in C Minor, op. 48, no. 1
BRAHMS Intermezzo in A Major, op. 118, no. 2
PROKOFIEV Sarcasms, op. 17, nos. 1-5

Final Round 

SCHUMANN Concerto in A Minor, op. 54 (I)