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Amateur competition, professional pressure

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 25, 2007 10:05 AM

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NORTHBOROUGH

A Northborough man will be among 75 amateur pianists to compete in a prestigious worldwide competition this week.

Robert Finley, a retired electrical engineer, is among three Massachusetts residents who will compete in the Van Cliburn Foundationís fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs from May 28 to June 3 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Finley, a native of England, will compete against fellow Bay State residents Ellen Dodson of Lexington and Richard Einhorn of South Hamilton. The contest, which takes place every four years, awards $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second, and $1,000 for third.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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