People: Jun. 15, 1981

"I play tennis, but I don't win tournaments, so I didn't know what to do with it," said Pianist André-Michel Schub, 28, hoisting his silver trophy high over his head Bjorn Borg-style after winning the sixth Van Cliburn International Quadrennial Piano Competition.

His performances during the two-week contest in Fort Worth were strictly center court. Impressed by his emotionally spare, but powerful and nearly flawless technique, the eleven-member international jury gave the Paris-born, Brooklyn-raised musician the nod over 38 other entrants. A victory on the high Cs is nothing new to Schub—in 1974 he...

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