Re: “U.S. pianist enjoyed rock-star status,” Feb. 28.
I was a 20-something member of the Victoria Symphony when Van Cliburn came to Victoria 40 years ago to play a concerto.
A shy, modest man, even as a major player, he seemed surprised and even overwhelmed at the accolades he received. We musicians were impressed with the time he spent talking to us — a sign of a real star and a true gentleman.
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