No2 Professional Young Artists Division Finalist(18-32 age)
Anjun Zheng China
Doctoral of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at Arizona State University
Native of Tianjin, China. I am currently pursuing a Doctoral of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at Arizona State University, where I’m studying with Prof. Robert Hamilton. I earned both Master of Music degree and Bachelor degree at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, studying with young pianist Ran Dank. I was also admitted to music festival internationally such as “Baltimore International Piano Seminar” in 2021 and “Amalfi Music Festival” in 2019. In 2021, I was invited to a lecture recital entitled topic about Beethoven and Franck Violin Sonatas in Tianjin Concert Hall.
Stanislav Korchagin Russia
graduated from The Chopin Moscow State College of Music Performance
Stanislav Korchagin was born in 1993. He began concert activity at the age of 13 and since 2011 has been studying under the guidance of Tatiana Zelikman, who raised several generations
of great musicians, including Daniil
Trifonov, Konstantin Lifshits, Alexei Volodin, Ivan Rudin, Konstantin Shamray, and many others. Stanislav graduated from The Chopin Moscow State College of Music Performance
and since 2015 has been studying at The Gnessins Russian Academy of Music.
Stanislav is a prize winner of numerous piano competitions such as: Prokofiev Moscow Region Open Piano Competition (2011, winner diploma); Moscow Music Festival "Virtuoso" (2013, winner diploma), VII International Piano competition in memoriam of Vera Lotar- Shevchenko (2018, diploma for finalists), etc.
In 2016 Stanislav participated at the festival "Faces of Modern Pianism" (St. Petersburg) with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. In 2020 perfomed in Kawai concert series in Germany (Dusseldorf, Kremfeld, Landenberg)
He performed at the best concert halls of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yaroslavl such as:
Great Hall of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory; Moscow International House of Music;
The Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg); The Concert Hall of the Yaroslavl State Philharmonic;
The Gnessins Russian Academy of Music;
The Center of Pavel Slobodkin.
Stanislav performs solo recitals and engages in chamber collaborations. He also played with orchestras such as The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and
The Orchestra of The Yaroslavl State Philharmonic under A. Oselkov and The Donetsk Symphony Orchestra under A. Oselkov.
Chen Wang China
doctorate degree in Piano Performance, and she is also a doctorate candidate in Collaborative Piano.
She was admitted to the middle school affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing at the age of 11. She continued her study in the United States in New England Conservatory, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and Michigan State University.
Chen Wang is a Chinese pianist who has been giving performances in numerous countries and cities. Chen Wang holds a doctorate degree in Piano Performance, and she is also a doctorate candidate in Collaborative Piano. As a repeat-winner of competition awards, she has been giving performances in the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, National Center of Performing Arts in China, Beijing Concert Hall, Harvard University, Asian Music Festival, SCIPP Festival, Musique 21 Festival, and PASIC festival, traveling extensively throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.
Ms. Wang’s performances and interviews have been broadcasted on many TV stations, such as China Central TV, Beijing TV, World Peace Ever TV (New York), New York eStar TV, Boston Asian Radio and TV, Florida Chinese TV, Australian ABC media, China Education TV, Jiangsu TV, Hong Kong TV, and Henan TV. She was invited to be filmed as a real-life musician in a documentary film Return to the Red Flag Canal in 2019, which is supported by National Radio and TV Administration. The documentary received an award at Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival in Paris in 2021. The book that narrates Chen Wang’s life story BianZhiYaoLan (Woven Cradle) was published by China Radio Broadcast and Television Press.
In addition, Chen Wang initiated and participated in numerous social and non-profit activities throughout The China and the United States. In China, she was invited to be a spokesperson and a guest pianist in the ninth World’s Children Call for Peace event in Beijing, together with over 100 institutions and children from more than 60 countries. As an art director, she took part in the fundraising concert for the Sichuan Great Earthquake victims, the event fundraised approximate $220,000 for the victims. She was invited to be a guest performer on the 8th National Documentary Awards Ceremony in Beijing, and been interviewed after the performance, which was broadcasted by China Education Television. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she was invited as the first performer at virtual charity performance for fighting against coronavirus at “Global Chinese Musicians’ Relay Concert” which was hosted by Beijing Television and broadcasted globally. She won the China Outstanding Contributor of Public Welfare Award for consecutive two years in Beijing. In United States, Chen Wang has given non- profit performances for the City of Boston, Omaha Summit at 53th Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway Meeting, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Premier Retirement Community in Illinois. As a leader of an orchestra in Illinois for years, she directed the orchestra to play for seniors, orphans, special children, people with disabilities, and university students and residents. She received Global Youth Leadership Award at United Nations Headquarters Global Social Responsibility Summit in New York in 2018. This year, she gave solo piano performance at World First Metaverse Lantern Festival and North America Virtual Lunar New Year Gala.
Born in China, Ms. Wang began her piano studies at age of five. She was admitted to the middle school affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing at the age of 11. She continued her study in the United States in New England Conservatory, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and Michigan State University. The prizes Chen Wang has won includes the Second Prize of Orbetello International Piano Competition (Master Interpreter Category), Third Prize of Franz Liszt Center International Piano Competition, Silver Award of Excellence Piano Awards International Competition (Piano Solo Professional Category), First Prize of American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition (College Student and Professional Musicians Category), First Prize of Golden Classical Musical Awards International Competition (Piano Solo Senior Category), and Third Prize of Jianli International Percussion Competition and Music Festival (Professional Category). Besides, she received Rising Star Award Honor in Asian Music Festival in 2017.
Chun-Syuan Wei China- Taiwan
graduated from the University of Taipei and Royal Birmingham Conservatory
Chun-Syuan Wei has shown himself to be a musically gifted young man who combines advanced technical proficiency with good musical intelligence. He communicates with the audience by absorbing materials thoroughly, playing with refined details, and presenting suppleness in his phrases. Wei brings sensitive, plentiful emotions from the bottom of his heart to the notes, blissfully awaiting to connect with the world.
Born in Taiwan (R. O. C.) and graduated from the University of Taipei and Royal Birmingham Conservatory, he studied with great Professor Cheng-Yao Lee and Professor Pei-Chun Liao in Taiwan, later He studied under outstanding pianists Anthony Hewitt and Victor Sangiorgio in the UK.
In 2021, he is studying the Doctor of Musical Arts in the University of North Texas with Professor Gustavo Romero.
Dailin Zeng China
University of Rochester -- Eastman School of Music (B.M.)
University of Rochester -- Eastman School of Music (M.M.)
Michigan State University College of Music (D.M.A.)
2010--2013 Xi’An Conservatory of Music Middle School
2014--2016 Walnut Hill School For The Arts
2016--2020 University of Rochester -- Eastman School of Music (B.M.)
2020--2022 University of Rochester -- Eastman School of Music (M.M.)
2022- Michigan State University College of Music (D.M.A.)
2010-2013 Jia Liu, Faculty of Xi’an Conservatory of Music
2014-2016 Ya-fei Chuang, Faculty of Boston Conservatory and NEC prep.school
2016-2018 Nelita True , Faculty of Eastman School of Music
2018-2019 Boris Slutsky, Faculty of Eastman School of Music
2019- 2022 Joseph Rackers, Faculty of Eastman School of Music
2022 - Deborah Moriarty, Faculty of Michigan State University College of Music
● 2013 Beijing International Music Festival & Academy
2017 The 26th Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill
2018 The 27th Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill (As a teaching assistant to help for organizing the music program)
2018 Piano Institute for the Miami Music Festival
2019 The 10th Texas State International Piano Festival
2019 The 2nd East Carolina Music Festival
2019 International Keyboard Institute & Festival in NYC
2021 Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival
2022 Montecito International Music Festival
● 2011 Fifth Annual Steinway & Sons National Youth Piano Competition, Northwest division. - First place
● 2012 First Annual Xi’An Conservatory of Music Piano Works Competition. – First place
● 2013 First Annual Competition on Baroque pieces of Xi’An Conservatory of Music.- First place
● 2013 The competition of ‘Yamaha’ Scholarship. - Second prize
2016 Honor of Performance Certificate in New England Conservatory Preparatory School
2020 Ronald Sachs International Music Competition - Grand prize winner
2022 Music International Grand Prix - First place in piano division
Xi’an Conservatory of Music, Steinway Piano Gallery Performing center, 2013
Bach School of Music concert hall, Taiyuan, 2013
Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Boswell recital Hall and Keiter Center, 2014-2016
Walnut Hill School for the Arts, the Head’s House, 2015-2016
Texas State University, Performing Arts Center, 2019 summer
Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall, BM solo degree recital, 2019
Eastman School of Music Piano Series at the Summit Present, 2019
Beckwith Recital Hall at University of North Carolina at Wilmington, winner’s concert, 2021
Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall, MM solo degree recital, 2022
Asian Classical Music Initiative (ACMI) International Conference at Kansas University, 2022
Kaufman Music Center in Lincoln Center at NYC, 2022
Brookdale San Jose, piano recital, 2022
Assistant in Foundation of Chinese Performing Arts, 2018 summer
Piano Instructor at Aria’s School of Music & Art in Rochester NY, 2020 -- present
Studio Teaching Assistant at Eastman School of Music 2021 -- present
Manhattan Conservatory of music as a postgraduate student
Haotian Wei,a young pianist studied in the United States.Initially,he learned piano from Yangchun, a teacher from Wuhe County, Anhui Province when he was in the childhood. Later, he went to Bengbu City, Anhui Province with his parents to learn piano from huangzhensheng. In 2009, he was admitted to the science experimental class of Nanjing Jinling middle school with excellent results, but he still couldn't give up his enthusiasm for piano performance. He played on stage many times during his school days, which caused an extraordinary sensation among the students. In 2013, he was admitted to the Piano Department of Nanjing Academy of Arts with excellent results and studied under Professor Xu Jun. during the guidance of Professor Xu, he successfully held solo recitals for many times, and won the gold medal in the piano group of 2014 China Television instrumental music competition, the first prize in the open group of 2015 Macao Asia Pacific open piano competition, the first prize in 2016 Yamaha scholarship competition, and other awards.He won the highest first-class scholarship every year; In 2017, he was admitted to the Piano Department of Shanghai Conservatory of music for postgraduate study under Professor Huang Hong; During his study in China, he also studied with Professor Xiaofeng Wu, Professor Ting Zhong and Professor Yuan Sheng. In 2018, he was admitted to the Manhattan Conservatory of music as a postgraduate student under Professor Joanna Polk, and was praised by Professor Joanna Polk as "a very talented and musical performer with a very poetic and enthusiastic spirit". After his performance at the Italian Todi Music Festival in 2017,he was praised "extremely sensitive, spiritual and enthusiastic young pianist" by Eduardo Delgado, an internationally renowned pianist; During his stay in China and thanks to the guidance of many famous teachers, he was invited to hold lectures and explanation concerts such as "on piano performance and body rhythm" and "talking about the divine Liszt" in Fudan University, Shanghai Library and other places for many times, and cooperated with Nanjing Philharmonic Orchestra and other music groups to hold public benefit concerts,having performed "Yellow River Piano Concerto", "Grieg Piano Concerto in a minor" and "Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor","Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 in f minor"Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 in c minor ". He has held many concerts in Nanjing Poly Theater, Nanjing culture and Art Center, the concert hall of Nanjing Academy of Arts, Nanjing Shenghe mansion, Nanjing bailing Island, Hefei Grand Theater, Greenfield hall, etc. He is still following Russian pianist Alexander moutouzkine for the further study.
Jialei Zhang China
Zhejiang Conservatory of Music with a master's degree in piano performance
Zhang Jialei, graduated from Zhejiang Conservatory of Music with a master's degree in piano performance. She studied under Professor Dan Zhaoyi, a famous Chinese piano educator, and Associate Professor Zhu Mei, a doctor studying in the United States, a famous pianist and associate director of the Piano Department of Zhejiang Conservatory of Music.
Many provincial, national and international awards, such as: Golden Bell Award of China Music, Asian-Hong Kong International Piano Open, National Piano Outstanding Players Exhibition And Performance Competition, "Pearl River Caesar" National Youth Piano Competition, National Youth Piano Exhibition and Performance Competition of Dongtunhuanglong Art Season, Shanghai International Youth Piano Competition, La Pianista International Piano Soloist Competition, Changjiang Piano · Little Golden Bell National College Piano Competition, etc. During my master's degree, I won the National Scholarship for Postgraduate students.
She has held piano solo and ensemble concerts in many concert halls at home and abroad, such as Xinghai Concert Hall, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music Music Hall, Hunan Concert Hall, Zhangjiajie Hallelujah Concert Hall, Sala Greppi Concert Hall, Ciputra Hall, etc., and participated in various large-scale music events at home and abroad, such as Shanghai International Musical Instrument Exhibition. He has also made some achievements in academic research. His paper "Comparison of Playing Versions of Beethoven's Twenty-eighth Piano Sonata OP101" was published in The Fourth issue of Northern Music in April 2017.
Many times under the guidance of world famous piano masters, such as: Professor Thomas Leitner, Professor Klaus Kaufman, Professor Graham, Professor Oliver Cohen, Professor Anning steinway artist, Professor Tang Ze of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Italian pianist Antonio, Dr. Watson, dean of piano Department of University of California, Professor Boris Slutsky, Dean of Piano Department of Peaboty Conservatory of Music, Professor Barry Schneider, former Dean of Piano Department of Eastman Conservatory of Music, etc.
Kristian Cvetkovic Switzerland
In July 2011, Kristian received his Bachelor Diploma in piano. His further studies led him to the prestigious University of Music & Theatre <Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy> in Leipzig where he earned his Master’s degree in 2015, mentored initially by Professor Christian A. Pohl and later by Professor Markus Tomas. In the same year, he was accepted for a Performer Diploma in the studio of world-famous pianist and pedagogue, Professor André Watts in the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, finishing his general artistic development in 2017
Kristian Cvetkovic was born in Zug, Switzerland on 2nd November 1991. At the age of five, Kristian was taught his first piano lessons and in 1998, he was admitted to Musikhochschule Luzern (Conservatorium Lucerne) where he received lessons from Diana Binder until 2004.
Kristian had his first public performance at the age of six and relatively early he gained experience at larger public events. With eleven, he played for the first time with orchestra.
From 2004, he started his pre-studies at the Zurich University of the Arts (Academy of Music Zurich) in Winterthur with Professor Karl-Andreas Kolly. In July 2011, Kristian received his Bachelor Diploma in piano. His further studies led him to the prestigious University of Music & Theatre <Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy> in Leipzig where he earned his Master’s degree in 2015, mentored initially by Professor Christian A. Pohl and later by Professor Markus Tomas. In the same year, he was accepted for a Performer Diploma in the studio of world-famous pianist and pedagogue, Professor André Watts in the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, finishing his general artistic development in 2017.
Next to his numerous engagements in Switzerland and abroad and his successful participations at piano competitions (most recent ones being, since Summer 2021, Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition – 1st prize / HKPPOC – 3rd prize / Royal Sound Music Competition – 3rd prize / Global Genius Music Competition – Gold Prize / IMKA International Music Competition – 1st prize / Best Classical Musicians Awards – Gold Award / ECM Mozart 2022 Mozart International Piano Competition – 1st prize / Universal Stars Music Competition – Gold Prize / 2022 Quebec Music Competition – Gold Medal / NAVIMC – Gold Medal), Kristian wished to pursue a career in musical pedagogy. He started studying the Piano Pedagogy Master’s program at the Zurich University of the Arts in Zurich with Professor Hans-Jürg Strub in 2018, receiving his Diploma in early 2020.
Kristian is currently teaching piano at the Music School “Limmattal” in Zurich and engages himself in concerts and musical projects with fellow colleagues and his students.
Victoria Wong -Canada
Masters of Music at the Juilliard School of Music and recently in 2021, she participated in the prestigious 18th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.
Hong Kong born Canadian pianist Victoria Wong first made her orchestral debut at the age of five, and has since then performed on tour with orchestras including the Hong Kong Symphonia, Canadian Sinfonietta, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, and the Millersville University Symphony Orchestra. Victoria has frequently performed as soloist throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, at venues including, notably, Hong Kong City Hall, Palace of Grazia and Terezza a Mare in Italy, Shenzhen Performing Arts Theatre, Shenzhen Concert Hall in China, Jordan Hall in the United States, and Koerner Hall and Glenn Gould Studio in Canada. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Music at the Juilliard School of Music and recently in 2021, she participated in the prestigious 18th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.
Frequently performing as concerto soloist with orchestras, she has toured China with the Hong Kong Symphonia performing the Rachmaninov Second Concerto, and has also toured Italy as concerto soloist with the Canadian Sinfonietta. Throughout the years, she has been invited back to perform multiple concertos with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, and is also often invited as a guest artist to perform at notable festivals including the 5th Shenzhen Piano Music Festival in China (as concerto soloist with the Hong Kong Symphonia), Note in Citta Festival in Italy, and Westben Arts Festival and Mississauga Polish Festival in Canada. Her various tours in China have covered cities such as Chengdu, Chongqing, Xinxiang, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong to name a few, where one of the recent venues she was invited to perform at was the Chongqing Huangjueping Piano Museum – the world’s largest piano museum.
Among her numerous awards, Victoria is the First Prize winner of the Lancaster International Piano Competition, International Fringe Award, 8th EPTA International Piano Competition, and the 46th Canadian Music Competition, and is also a top prizewinner at the 4th Canadian Chopin Competition and the 9th Russian Music International Piano Competition. Victoria has been prominently featured and performed on broadcast stations including Radio Television Hong Kong Channel 4 (RTHK 4) in Hong Kong, and has also been featured on interviews for and Polskie Radio (Poland National radio), as well as Fairchild TV and OMNI 2 in Canada. She was the guest star on a televised interview show for Guangdong Radio and Television Station, “Zhujiang Meeting Room”, in China, and her music video was also broadcasted nationwide on Shenzhen Satellite TV in China as part of the “Global Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival” program. As part of their 2021 Lunar New Year program, Victoria was also exclusively featured on American television channel Sino TV, and is also a star pianist member of the Hong Kong Piano Music Association. Amongst over 500 applicants, Victoria was chosen to compete in the main stage of the prestigious 18th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in 2021.
Beginning her musical training in Canada, at the age of 9 she traveled to China to study with renowned pedagogue Dan Zhao Yi at the Shenzhen Arts School, and later studied at the Glenn Gould School’s pre-college program. She received her Bachelors of Music degree at the New England Conservatory of Music, and is now pursuing her Masters of Music degree at The Juilliard School of Music. Victoria’s teachers have also included Matti Raekallio, Hung-Kuan Chen, Meng-Chieh Liu, Marietta Orlov, and Aster Lai.
A many-faceted artist, Victoria also enjoys watercolor painting, photography, and composing in her spare time. Her Chinese watercolor paintings have been exhibited in China, and her photography works have been awarded and exhibited in Canada. In 2019, her compositions Piano Trio No. 1 “Abyss” (for piano, violin, and cello) and her lieder “Winter Ride” had their premier performances in New York.
Yang Wang China
Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Born in Zhejiang, China, Yang Wang began her piano study at the age of six as a pupil of Steinway artist Jie Zheng. She joined the class of Prof. Jin Tang at the Attached Middle School of SHCM 2013. From 2019 to 2021, she studied with Professor Moye Chen, SHCM. Since 2021, she has been studying with Prof. Hong Huang at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Prof. Vincenzo Balzani.
Yang Wang has won numerous awards in piano competitions in China and abroad, such as the First prize for interpretation of Chinese works, group senior, the XVII. Asia Piano Open Competition Hong-Kong; the First prizes for Chopin Waltz and Chopin Etude interpretation in the XVIII. Asia Piano Open Competition Hong Kong; First prizes for Schubert's Improvisation and Mozart's Sonata presentation, Singapore International Youth Piano Competition 2013; First Prize of the Youth Piano Competition of the European Music Academy 2014; Diamond Prize of Group Piano and Gold Prize of Group Senior of Chinese Works at the European Music Culture and Art Festival; Second prize of Piano Solo Professionals and first prize (full score ) of Chamber Music, International Music Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso Vienna 2017; Second prize of piano, Osaka International Music Competition 2017; Champions of Piano Solo and Chamber Music, American Protégé International Music Competition 2017; Gold Medal of Youth Professionals, 1st International Franz Liszt Piano Competition (China)2017; First prize of Piano Professionals, International Music Grand Prix Salzburg; First prize, age group 19-22 of Bella Grand International Music Competition; First prize of Group Adult of American "Golden Classical Award" International Competition; Second prize of Group Adult Professionals, Los Angeles Music Competition; First prize of Rome International Music Competition; First place of Kawai Prize Section, XXII. Valsesia Musica Juniores International Competition, Monterosa 2021 ; Gold Award of Group Adult, the Grand Maestro Music Competition; Second prize, De Perfeccionamiento Musical Auditori De La Mediterrania, Liszt Music Center, La Nucia; First Prize of Royal Sound Keyboard Competition Fall 2021；Second prize of London Classical Music Competition 2022; First Prize of International Music Competition Amig Dala Edition 2022；First Prize of XI. CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE PER GIOVANI MUSICISTI "CITTÀ di MASSA"；First Prize of Moscow International Music Competition 2022；Second prize in the IV. DANUBIA TALENTS LISZT INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION ONLINE 2022 etc.
Yang is a very experienced piano soloist. She has performed in different venues such as Jiaxing South Lake Concert Hall, Taizhou Culture centre Concert Hall, Ningbo Concert Hall, Hangzhou Grand Theatre Concert Hall, Poly Grand Theatre and the Hall of Thames Town Shanghai as well as the Carnegie Hall New York, Concert Hall of Freiburg Conservatory of Music Germany and Concert Hall of Aarhus Conservatory of Music Denmark.
She has cooperated with such famous musicians like Uwe Komischke, professor of Liszt Conservatory Weimar, former trumpet principal of Munich Philharmonic orchestra in the Celi era and Yun Tang, famous violinist living in America.
She has played a series of recitals and chamber concerts successfully. While she participated in many important performances of the conservatory, she has been praised by all parties. She also participated in the performances of a celebration series of Shanghai Conservatory of Music for four consecutive years as representative of outstanding students. And she performed frequently in the En-Teh New Scholarship winners concerts as she has won this scholarship for four years continually. She is also receiver of the People’s Scholarship during the undergraduate years.
Yuzhe Chen China
he was offered a full ride to San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he then felt privileged to study under Mack Mccray and Dr. Sharon Mann. In 2019, Yuzhe Chen started to pursue his Master of Music degree at the University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Dr. Andrew Brownell, who won 2nd Prize at the 2006 Leeds Competition and the 2002 International J. S. Bach Competition, and he was later offered doctoral admission to Boston University.
Yuzhe Chen has toured internationally as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. He visited New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Fremont, Aspen, Austin, San Antonio, Boston, Singapore, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Wuhan. He won the Special Gold Prize at the Third International Chinese Art Festival and the Second Prize of Concerto Group at 2011 Hong Kong International Piano Open. His other prizes include the 50th Fremont Symphony Concerto Competition, Berkeley International Piano Competition, and San Antonio International Piano Competition. Mr. Chen attended the prestigious Aspen International Music Festival & School and Bowdoin International Music Festival, winning critical acclaim for his performances.
A native of Wuhan, China, Yuzhe Chen began studying the piano at the age of six with Qin Chen at Wuhan Conservatory of Music. At age twelve, he entered the affiliated middle & high school of the conservatory with outstanding performance, where he studied with Prof. Man Wu. Before his graduation, he actively performed and attended masterclasses, receiving instructions from Chun Pan at Central Conservatory of Music and Cheung-yu Mo at Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2015, Yuzhe Chen was admitted, ranked second domestically, by the Piano Department of Wuhan Conservatory of Music; meanwhile, he was offered a full ride to San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he then felt privileged to study under Mack Mccray and Dr. Sharon Mann. In 2019, Yuzhe Chen started to pursue his Master of Music degree at the University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Dr. Andrew Brownell, who won 2nd Prize at the 2006 Leeds Competition and the 2002 International J. S. Bach Competition, and he was later offered doctoral admission to Boston University.
During his international career, Yuzhe Chen gained instructions and appreciation from Leon Fleisher at Peabody Institute, Yoheved Kaplinsky and Julian Martin at The Juilliard School, John Perry at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, The Cliburn International Piano Competition winner Jon Nakamatsu, and Naumburg International Piano Competition winner Anton Nel. Among them, Mr. Fleisher spoke highly of his musical ingenuity and Mr. Martin remarked, “Instead of showing off, his virtuosity integrates perfectly into his insight into music per se.”
Zhaolin Fei China
currently studying in The Music middle school Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music under the mentorship of Professor Yunlin Yang.
Zhaolin Fei began his piano journey at the tender age of 4 and is currently studying in The Music middle school Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music under the mentorship of Professor Yunlin Yang.
Zhaolin has performed in many prestigious concert halls including Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Grand Theatre, and Shanghai Poly Grand Theater. He left his mark on the stage of recital halls in both London and Manchester. He also worked with the Big Band from the Royal Northern College of Music to perform George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”.
Zhaolin is also active in events such as Shanghai’s International Piano Masters Class and the Summer Music Festival.
Outside of music, Zhaolin enjoys working out, experimenting with different cuisines, and exploring his various other interests.
2019 Liszt International Youth Piano Competition China
The 7th Shanghai Young Musicians (2018)
Awarded Gold in The International Youth Piano Performance Activities
GOCAA International Piano Competition Finals (2018)
Awarded First Place in Liszt Group
2017 Shanghai Students Single Category Art Competition
2017 Shanghai’s 5th “Hailun Hope” Piano Recital
Awarded Hailun Gold in Middle School D Division
NaiQing Liu China
Graduated from Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatory of Music
Music Performance (Violin major) -Undergraduate
09/2016-06/2020: Graduated from Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatory of Music
Music Performance (Violin major) -Undergraduate
01/2022- now: Study in the Bulgaria-Plovdiv Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts
Music Performance (Violin major) - Postgraduate (in study)
08/2008: The fourth National Art Education Achievement Exhibition Bronze Award
08/2008: The Gold Medal of the third China Youth Art Festival
01/2009: The Gold Award of the 8th China Youth Art Talent Exhibition of Jilin Province
07/2009: The Gold Award of the National Art Education Achievement Exhibition of Jilin Province Division
08/2009: The Gold Award of “Ode to Harmony 2009” of the fifth National Art Education Achievement Performance
20/12/2016: The 5th Xinghai Conservatory of Music “Singer’s” music season, the Orchestral Carnival Concert
04/11/2017: Lu Xi Teachers and Students Concert
12/07/2017: “String ties you and me” Teachers and Students Concert
24/11/2018: Xinghai Conservatory of Music String Concert
07/12/2018: Xinghai Conservatory of Music Orchestra Spring Festival Concert
20/12/2018: Foshan Art Season Solo Concert
09/09/2021: Qingxi Town Teacher’s Day Art Performance - the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Party
20/06/2022: The Second Prize of the 4th Italian Razlo “Laszio Spezzaferri” International Music Competition
Ziying Zhao China
Ziying Zhao, a guqin player in the US. Praised for her “She must have been a guqin artist in her previous life.”(guqin educator from Tianjin conservatory of music), she has won top prizes in distinguished international competitions. She started to learn guqin when she was 15 years old in China. She went to the US for college when she was 16. In the US, she keeps learning guqin and began to teach guqin in 2014. She was invited by Seattle Center, University of Washington, Texas A&M University, Asian & Pacific Culture Center, etc. to do guqin performances and did guqin presentations in many universities and schools. Guqin is an ancient and mysterious musical instrument with more than 4000 years of history. Guqin is one of the best musical instruments to represent traditional Chinese culture. Many guqin pieces are from hundreds or thousands of years ago and the famous Chinese philosopher and educator Confucius use guqin to teach his students. Ziying Zhao hopes she can bring the ancient sound to modern society and let the world know the music from thousand years ago.