Truly some of the top young pianists from around the globe.

Truly some of the top young pianists from around the globe.

Young Artist Participants

Young Artist Participants

Young Artist Participants 2018-06-05T17:36:46+00:00

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2018-05-30T02:26:10+00:00

CHAOJUN YANG

Praised “The Supernatural Child of Music” (Xinhua News, SMG Shanghai television, Family Education Times, and others), Chinese-born pianist Chaojun Yang has impressed her audience around the world with her versatility and sensitivity on the piano, performing all genres of music from pre-Baroque to 21st century.

2018-05-30T02:30:31+00:00

JAEYOUNG KIM

Praised for his “bravura and pathos” by the Sarasota-Herald Tribune, South Korean pianist Jaeyoung Kim is the recipient of the New Jersey State Senator Raymond J. Lesniak Award in 2018 and the Piano Winner of the 2015 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition.

2018-05-29T16:48:12+00:00

JUNG-EUN KIM

Jung-eun Kim was born in Changwon, South Korea, and made her solo debut with the Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra at age 11. Since then, Jung-eun has won several prizes both in the United States and Korea.

2018-05-30T02:36:14+00:00

DINA IVANOVA

In October 2017 Dina won Third Prize at the 11th Liszt International Competition in Utrecht, and was also awarded the Capgemini Audience Award. She received both prizes after a performance with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Markus Stenz, and immediately embarked on a tour of the Netherlands.

2018-05-30T02:32:49+00:00

KARA HUBER

Hailed as “absolutely dazzling…in a word, flawless” (New York Concert Review) during her recent Carnegie Hall debut, Grammy nominated American pianist Kara Huber has been acclaimed for her “mature vision” by the Washington Post.

2018-05-30T02:51:09+00:00

DEREK HARTMAN

Derek’s eclectic musical background includes experiences and studies in jazz piano, French horn, composition, music theory, and harpsichord and continuo performance.

2018-05-30T02:54:19+00:00

YANG GAO

Mr. Gao is a prizewinner of several competitions including the first prize of the Dalian Piano Competition, the Steinway Piano Competition in Northeast China, the West Lake International Music Festival Piano Competition, and the CCM Undergraduate Scholarship Competition.

2018-05-30T03:04:42+00:00

AVERY GAGLIANO

As a soloist, Avery has collaborated with orchestras such as the Aspen Philharmonic, the MostArts Festival Orchestra, and the Midwest Young Artists Symphony, and has recently garnished top prizes at the Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition and the MostArts Festival piano competition.

2018-05-30T03:02:28+00:00

CHEN-SHEN FAN

Chen-Shen Fan was named the Best Liszt Interpretation Award and Second Prize Winner of the International Franz Liszt Festival and Piano Competition in 2017. Most recently, he was awarded the Outstanding Performance of Bach by the Metropolitan International Piano Competition.

2018-05-29T18:43:45+00:00

TATIANA DOROKHOVA

Tatiana has been winning international and national Competitions since 2001, among them the International Serebryakov Piano Competition, the International Rachmaninov Piano Competition, the International Krainev Piano Competition, the International Piano Premio Jaen, the International Val Tidone Music Competition, and the Ninth Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Piano Competition.

2018-05-29T18:44:59+00:00

LEAH DEOBALD

Leah Deobald, 18, was born in Seattle, Washington. She is currently a student of Dr. Duane Hulbert and will be attending The Juilliard School this fall. She was a two-time winner of the Washington State MTNA and 3rd prize winner at the 2016 International Institute for Young Musicians.

2018-05-30T03:06:36+00:00

WILLIAM CHIANG

William Chiang, 21, is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of Evelyne Brancart at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  At age four, he began studying piano with Olga Radosavljevich at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and was an honored recipient of the Olga Radosavljevich Scholarship from 2005-2007.  

2018-05-30T03:00:47+00:00

BENJAMIN BERTIN

Born in Winnipeg, Canadian pianist Benjamin Bertin is pursuing doctoral studies at the Université de Montréal. After studies at Brandon University and Bowling Green State University, he received an Artist Diploma from Columbus State University where he studied with Alexander Kobrin. Bertin’s other teachers have included Alexander Tselyakov, Thomas Rosenkranz, and Joel Hastings.

2018-05-30T03:08:38+00:00

ROLANDO ALEJANDRO

Rolando made his debut in 2007 at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico when he was eight. In 2012 and 2014 he was invited to participate in a concert for talented young artists  sponsored by the Musical Foundation of Ponce and the Jean O. Petty Foundation.

2018-05-30T03:14:22+00:00

KLAUDIA KUDELKO

Klaudia Kudełko is a student at Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw, studying with professor Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and Dr. Konrad Skolarski. As soloist, she has performed in many important concert halls in Poland, including the Grand Theater and National Opera in Warsaw, Łazienki Królewskie in Warsaw, Royal Castle in Warsaw, Palace in Radziejowice, and also abroad in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Denmark and United States of America.

2018-05-29T18:51:51+00:00

MARYNA KYSLA

Pianist Maryna Kysla started her piano studies at the age of five and graduated from the music high school in Kharkov (Ukraine) in 2010. Between 2001 and 2008, she won 10 awards at international piano competitions for young pianists from Moscow to Kiev.  

2018-05-30T03:26:04+00:00

CHING-YI LIN

Taiwanese pianist Ching-Yi Lin has been awarded numerous prizes in competitions, including the Asia Piano Competition in Kuala Lumpur, the 1st Taipei Taiwan International Piano Competition, and the Taipei City Piano Competition.

2018-05-30T03:28:09+00:00

YOUNG HYE MIN

Pianist Young Hye Min has actively performed in the United states and South Korea and has won several music competitions. She was a finalist of the 2017 Delta Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and the winner of the concerto division at the 2017 Collegiate Competition of the Mississippi Music Teachers Association (MMTA).

2018-05-29T18:55:34+00:00

FRANCISCO MONTERO

Pianist Francisco Montero has performed in some of the most important halls in the USA, such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, and Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center.

2018-05-29T18:57:34+00:00

MOTTI FANG-BENTOV

Motti was born in 1997 in Beijing, China, to an Israeli father and a Chinese mother. He grew up in Israel, starting his musical education at the age of 5, when he took his first piano lessons.

2018-05-29T18:58:43+00:00

PHYLLIS PAN

Phyllis Pan, age 20, began formal studies on piano at the age of five. Born in Los Angeles, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree under the tutelage of distinguished professor Menahem Pressler at the Jacobs School of Music, where she was named a Jacobs Scholar and offered a full scholarship in recognition of her outstanding artistic and academic achievements.

2018-05-30T03:35:10+00:00

THEO ROCKAS

Theo is quoted by James R. Oestreich in The New York Times as giving a “bravura account” of Glass’ Etude No. 6 in a performance alongside the composer. Theo is particularly interested in promoting the music of living composers. Recently he gave the world premiere of Could I Sing with Angels by acclaimed British composer Michael Finnissy in Carnegie Hall.

2018-05-29T19:01:16+00:00

JOHN SCHINDLER

John Schindler began playing the piano at age six and currently studies with Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School. John has received top awards in competitions, including being selected as a 2017 YoungArts National Finalist.

2018-05-30T03:30:39+00:00

TALON SMITH

Exhibiting an innate, passionate musicality and brilliant technical mastery of the piano well beyond his years, sixteen-year-old virtuoso pianist and composer Talon Smith has already won Gold at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition.

2018-05-29T19:03:31+00:00

DANIEL SZEFER

Daniel Szefer, (19), had his first piano lesson at the age of seven and was introduced to the public in Miami, FL by the Chopin Foundation of the United States when he was ten. Szefer was one of eight international students invited to study at the Sergei Babayan Academy at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2012.

2018-05-29T19:04:49+00:00

YAO-YUEH TSENG

Yao-Yueh Tseng was born in Luodong, Yilan in 1999 and began to play the piano at age seven. At sixteen, he enrolled in New Taipei Senior High School where he has been studying with Lai Li Chin since 2014. Currently he is studying piano performance with Michael Lewin in Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

2018-05-29T19:06:02+00:00

JOSEPH VAZ

Joseph Vaz is a senior at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where he is pursuing a Bachelors in piano performance under the direction of Emile Naoumoff.

2018-05-30T03:32:20+00:00

STEPHAN XIE

Since 2016, Stephan has made Toronto his home and has studied at The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists of The Royal Conservatory of Music, with Dr. Michael Berkovesky, who has inspired his passion and technique for piano music.

2018-05-29T19:08:37+00:00

MIN JOO YI

From Bellevue, Washington, 24-year-old Min Joo Yi holds an M.M. degree in piano performance from Peabody Conservatory, and an A.B. degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University along with a music performance certificate.

2018-05-29T19:09:42+00:00

CLAYTON STEPHENSON

Named the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Lang Lang Music Foundation Young Scholar Clayton Stephenson is prize winner of the 2015 Van Cliburn Junior International Competition and 2016 Cooper International Competition. He is also a proud recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship.

2018-05-29T19:10:57+00:00

ZHONGSAN YANG

Zhongsan Yang was born in 1998 and is a sophomore student of The Eastman School of Music, where he studies with Natalya Antonova. Previously, he studied in The Affiliated High School of Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China, and also learned with HanguoYang, Yan Zhou, and Bing xu.

2018-05-29T19:12:25+00:00

INYOUNG KIM

Inyoung Kim received her Bachelor degree from Seoul National University with SNU Superior Academic Performance Award, and holds a master’s degree from New England Conservatory, where she studied with Alexander Korsantia and was placed on the Dean’s List. Currently, she is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Awadagin Pratt as a full-scholarship recipient.

2018-05-29T16:46:35+00:00

SIMON KARAKULIDI

Born in 1997 in Novorossysk, Russia, Simon Karakulidi began his studies with Professor Mira Marchenko at the Central Musical School in Moscow at the age of 15, graduating in 2016.