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Pianist Ilya Shmukler hopes experience, preparation will lend him keys to success in Cliburn Competition

Ilya Shmukler still remembers his last performance at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition before he was eliminated after the quarterfinal round. As soon as the then-22-year-old arrived back at his host family’s house, he went to the bedroom, locked the door and thought about what had happened. “I knew I needed to grow […]