Pianist Yehong Shi has been noted for his expressive and sensitive playing in both his native China and the US. As a soloist, he has performed at Yanjiao Music Hall, Dayou Music Hall, Music Hall of Central Conservatory of Music School, Scott Hall, and Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center to name a few. He has won top awards in the Dayou Music Competition and the Chinese Composition Award. He was a finalist of both the First Zhouguangren Piano Summer Institute Concerto Competition and the Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition. He received second prize in the Rondo Forma Piano Competition and BMC Zimmerli Piano Competition (2016).
Mr. Shi started to learn piano when he was 10 years old. His talents were discovered by Professor Zhou Guang Ren. He has recently completed his master’s degree, studying with Dr. Wael Farouk at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts. He will join the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in the Artist Diploma program beginning 2017 Fall study with Awadagin Pratt. His bachelor’s degree was from the Manhattan School of Music with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky, Mr. Alexandre Moutouzkine, and Dr. Marc Silverman.