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. Since the age of four, Chaojun’s performing career has brought her across Shanghai—her native city — France, Australia, Croatia, Britain, the Philippines, North Korea, Poland, the USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
She has received awards from numerous competitions such as first place in Shanghai Student Arts Festival Young Artists Competition, first place in the Morningside Music Bridge Chamber Music Competition in Calgary, Canada, top prize in the North American Round of Hastings International Competition, first prize in the Pearl River Kayserburg National Youth Piano Competition, where she was awarded a free piano of their latest model. In 2012, her piano trio won the silver medal in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She was also awarded prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award in May 2013, when graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy. In addition, Chaojun has won the concerto competitions in Shanghai Conservatory (Dean Prize winner), Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Bard College-Conservatory of Music.
Chaojun is currently at Bard College, completing 5-year double major undergraduate degrees in French studies and music. Previous to this, she has received music degrees in high school from Interlochen Arts Academy and Shanghai Conservatory.
In addition to music, Chaojun loves jogging and swimming, and she is preparing for a Marathon this summer in Nanjing.