Project Description

Collin is an award winning pianist and has performed and competed across the United States. Most recently Collin was named winner of the 2017 National Senior Division of the Music Teachers National Association Piano Competition in Baltimore where he received the Chopin Prize from The Chopin Foundation of the United States for best performance of a work by Chopin. Collin was a finalist at The International Institute for Young Musicians International Piano Competition in 2016 and laureate of the Colburn Music Academy’s International Steinway Concerto Competition in 2015. Collin was also the first prize winner in the La Crosse Symphony Rising Stars Concerto Competition, a finalist in the Minnesota Orchestra’s Young People’s Symphony Concert Association’s concerto competition, as well as first place winner in the Thursday Musical Young Artists Piano Competition, among others.

Collin was selected as a final Showcase Round Artist for Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s Varsity Young Artist Competition which culminated in a live radio broadcast concert on Classical MPR 99.5 from the Fitzgerald Theater in St Paul, Minnesota. Collin has performed in master classes with renowned artists Roberto Plano, Yoshikazu Nagai, Alan Chow, Ory Shihor, Steven Spooner and Neleta True, John Perry, Enrico Elisi, Awadagin Pratt, Vladimir Feltsman, James Giles, Michael Lewin, Yong Hi Moon, Paul Schenly, and Boris Slutsky.