Young Artist Participants

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

Art of the Piano 2020 Young Artists

Art of the Piano 2020 Young Artists

Kevin Takeda

Kevin Takeda

Kevin Takeda, 21, studies piano with Professor Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School. He began his studies at the age of 11, and at 13 began attending Interlochen Arts Academy where he studied with Dr. Thomas Lymenstull. He has been a prizewinner in several...

Rixiang Huang

Rixiang Huang

Praised by the New York Concert Review as “in a word, superb…,” pianist Rixiang Huang has inspired glowing acclaim by audiences and critics alike for his superb artistry and passionate, charismatic performance style on four continents. Since winning the first prize at...

Joshua Mhoon

Joshua Mhoon

After returning from Japan where he was featured on Japanese national TV,  16-year-old Joshua Mhoon performed for the historical inauguration of Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s first black female mayor. Last summer he performed at Carnegie Hall with The National Youth...

Art of the Piano 2019 Young Artists

Junhao Wang

Junhao Wang

Junhao Wang, a high school senior, studies piano with Dr. Jack Winerock. Some of his recent accomplishments include receiving Second Prize in the 2018 Blüthner International (IIYM) Piano Competition and Third Prize in the 2018 Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition...

Soyoung Choe

Soyoung Choe

Soyoung Choe is a professional pianist who values integrity and authenticity. Born in Seoul, Korea on December 9, 1990, she began her musical training as a pianist at the age of 3 under her mother. She continued to study music as a teenager at Yewon School and Seoul...

Elizabeth Zhang

Elizabeth Zhang

Elizabeth Zhang is a rising sophomore at Phillips Academy Andover. Raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Elizabeth started learning piano at the age of 6 and currently studies with Professor Alexander Korsantia and Ms. Natalia Harlap. She performed as a finalist in the...

Art of the Piano 2018 Young Artists

 

Talon Smith

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. Talon’s inspiring...

Chaojun Yang

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...

Benjamin Bertin

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...

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