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Jose Feghali

Cliburn Winner, Pianist José Feghali Dead in Apparent Suicide >>

Former Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medalist José Feghali died last week of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the "The Dallas Morning News." Feghali, 53, was a Brazilian native who trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was only 24 when he won gold at the 1985 Cliburn in Fort Worth, Texas, according to WFAA. The late Van Cliburn introduced him by telling the audience, "He appeared with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra when he was only 8 years old.” Since 1990, he had been the artist-in-residence at Texas Christian University’s School of Music, more recently serving as its coordinator of Internet technologies.

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