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         Finalist - Junior  Division A(16-18)

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Jie Liang         New Zealand 

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ENSEMBLE EXPERIENCE

 

King’s College Chamber Choir

King’s College Piano Quartet (‘All the King’s Hands’)

 

COMPETITION AWARDS

 

  • June 2022, San Francisco GOCAA International Music Competition, Youth Group A, 1st prize

  • June 2022, Musicale Spring International Piano Festival, Age Category 15-18, Gold Prize

  • May 2022, Spotlight Competition USA, Age Group C, First Place

  • September 2021, American Virtuoso International Music Competition, Young Artist Group A, 3rd prize 

  • September 2021, 4th New Talent British International Youth Music Competition and Festival, Piano, Group 4A, 2nd prize

  • September 2021, Brisbane International Youth Music Festival 2021 (Sep), under 15, 

First Place

  • September 2021, 1st Joyeux Music International Piano Competition 2021, Young Artist II - Below 16 years old, Gold prize, 20th century prize

  • August 2021, GOCAA International Piano Competition, Junior Division B, 1st prize

  • August 2021, Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival Competition, 18 years and under, 1st Prize

  • August 2021, 15th LISMA International Music Competition, Category B — Piano, 2nd Place

  • August 2021, Rocky Mountain Music Competition Summer Season, 15-16 years old, 

First Place

  • August 2021, Rocky Mountain Music Competition Spring Edition, 15-16 category, 2nd Prize

  • August 2021,  2021 Summer US Open Competition (Bay  Area Music Association), Advanced Group, 1st Prize

  • August 2021, King’s Peak International Music Competition, Group D, 1st Prize

  • July 2021, II International Online Instrumental Performance Competitition Toronto 2021, Piano Category D, 1st Prize

  • July 2021, "Golden Classical Music Awards" International Competition, First Prize

  • July 2021, “International Music Award” Vienna, Franz Schubert Conservatory, Category 3, 2nd Prize

  • July 2021, 21st Century Talents Music Competition - Summer 2021, Intermediate, 15-16 years old, Advanced (Highly competitive) difficulty level, First Prize

  • July 2021, Great Masters International Piano Competition, Vladimir Horowitz Edition, Category D, 1st Prize

  • July 2021, “Nouvelles Étoiles” International Online Music Competition, 15-16 Category,

 1st Prize

  • July 2021, Gustav Mahler Piano Competition, Category 7, Second Prize

  • June 2021, Muse 2021 Competition, 1st Prize

  • June 2021,VIII Stockholm International Music Competition, Piano C, II Prize

  • June 2021, International Competition "Symphony of St. Petersburg”, 3 age category,

 Laureate 1

  • June 2021, GOCAA International Piano Competition, Junior Division B, Preliminary Round, First Prize

  • June 2021, Paderewski International Piano Competition Special Online Edition, Category “Young Virtuosi”, 2nd Prize

  • June 2021, Music & Stars Awards, June 2021 edition, Piano D category, Gold Star

  • June 2021, Constantine the Great International Competition, III Category, 1st Prize

  • June 2021, International Moscow Music Competition, Second Prize

  • May 2021, International Piano Competition “Frederic Chopin”, Bacau, Romania, Category E, 2nd Place

  • May 2021, Orbetello International Piano Competition, Category C, 1st Prize

  • May 2021, Great Composers Competition: The Music of 20th Century, 1st Prize 

  • May 2021, Great Composers Competition: The Music of 19th Century, 1st Prize 

  • May 2021, Great Composers Competition: The Music of 18th Century, 1st Prize 

  • May 2021, Spotlight National Youth Music Competition, Group C, First Prize

  • May 2021, Rocky Mountain Piano Competition, Intermediate, 15 – 16 years old category, 2nd Prize

  • April 2021, The 11th International Competition “Musical Fireworks in Baden - Wuerttemberg”, 2nd Prize

  • April 2021, Great Composers Competition: The Music of Mediterranean Europe, 1st Prize 

  • April 2021, Great Composers Competition: The Music of German & Austria, 1st Prize 

  • April 2021, Great Composers Competition: The Music of Eastern Europe, 1st Prize

  • April 2021, Great Composers Competition: Best Rachmaninoff Performance 5th Edition, Age Group IV, 1st Prize

  • March 2021, Great Composers Competition: Best Bach Performance 5th Edition, Age Group IV, 3rd Prize

  • March 2021, 3rd "Wiener Klassiker" International Online Music Competition, Category B, 2nd Prize

  • March 2021, “Città di Massa" International Competition For Young Musicians, Category D, Second Prize

  • March 2021, Brisbane International Youth Music Festival, Under 15, First Place

  • February 2021, 2021 International Music Competition “London” Grand Prize Virtuoso, 

First Prize

  • January 2021, 6th International Online Competition & Festival “Winter Stars of Dresden 2021”, Grand Prix Prize 

  • January 2021, Franz Liszt Center Piano Competition, Category B, 2nd Prize 

  • January 2021, London Young Musician Online Competition Season 3, Age 15 and under, 

Silver prize

  • December 2020, Moscow Music Fantasy International Musician Competition, Group 3, 

First Prize 

  • August 2020, 2020 Lancaster International Piano Festival at Lancaster PA, Junior Group, 

3rd Prize

  • August 2019, the Sixth Catholic University of America Piano Competition at Washington DC, 2nd Prize in Pre-collegiate Division 

  • May 2019, the 27th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia, Poland, Diploma Certificate  

  • January 2018, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory International Master Music Competition, B Group Honour Second Prize

  • December 2017, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory International Master Music Competition Beijing Division, Piano Solo, Youth Group A, First Prize

 

PERFORMANCES

  • October 2020  Performance at the 10th International Children's Art Festival in New Zealand 

  • August 2019 Performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.,  United States

  • August 2019 Performance at the Washington International Piano Festival, Washington, D.C., United States

  • August 2019 Performance at the Lancaster International Piano Festival, Lancaster PA, United States

  • May 2019 Performance at 27th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth, Szafarnia, Poland

  • February 2018 Performance at Xinghai Concert Hall, Guangzhou, China

  • January 2018 Performance at the Moscow Conservatory, Russia

  • July 2018  Performance at the 8th International Children's Art Festival in New Zealand 

  • September 2017  Performance at the 7th International Children's Art Festival in New Zealand

  • December 2017 ABRSM High Scorers’ Concert, Auckland, New Zealand

  • August 2017, 7th International Children’s & Youth’s Arts Festival in New Zealand, 

Yifan Wu       China 
Shanghai Conservatory of music

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Yifan Wu born in 2005, he began to learn piano at the age of 4. Since childhood, he showed extraordinary musical talent and was active on the performance stage of the children's palace. He has won awards in various piano competitions in Shanghai for many times. In September 2019, he was admitted to The Music Middle School Affiliated with Shanghai Conservatory of Music with excellent professional results, and began his professional study from Professor Yunlin YANG, a famous piano educator and master supervisor of Shanghai Conservatory of music.

After entering The Music Middle School Affiliated with Shanghai Conservatory of Music, under the careful guidance of Professor Yunlin YANG, he has made great progress. He has successively won the RENMIN Scholarship. He has also won Niu Ende scholarship and Shanghai scholarship. He also won awards in various competitions:

 

  • The first prize of Group Four in Pre-selection of the 29th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in China

  • The first prize of Group C in 10th Steinway National Youth Piano Competition Shanghai in 2021

  • The first prize of Category E in VI Paris International Music Competition

  • The first prize of the professional open group in 10th Shenzhen Piano Open Competition in 2021 & Niu Ende piano scholarship Gold Award

  • The first prize of the 8th International Youth Pianist Competition in China in 2021

  • The Gold Prize of Chamber Music Group D1 in World Classical Music Awards in 2021

  • The first prize of Chamber Music Group H in the 4th International Music Competition “CITTA’ DI SARZANA” in 2021

  • The first prize of group A of the 15th Double Piano and Four Hands Competition in Shenzhen, China in 2020

  • The third prize and lyric piece award of group B of professional teenagers in the 18th Xinghai Piano Competition in 2020

Angela Ye        Canada 
In- person finalist 

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Angela is from Oakville, Ontario, Canada, 17 years old and is currently studying for her ARCT Piano Performance Diploma with Dr. Olga Chichova. 

 

Angela has received numerous scholarships and awards from local, provincial, international and Steinway competitions. In 2019, Angela won the Junior Pianist Contract Award at the GOCAA international finals in Boston. In 2020, she performed at New York City’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. In 2021, she was a recipient of the Canadian Young Artist Standards of Excellence Awards. In 2022, she held her piano recital in Toronto Steinway Piano Gallery.

 

In addition to piano, Angela sings and plays violin. She is currently a first violin for the Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra’s (OSYO) most advanced group. 

 

Angela supports her community by performing in charity concerts, accompanying seniors at the Kangle Senior Home who share her passion for music, and simply volunteering at a variety of non-profit organizations such as Redleaf Cultural Integration. 

 

Angela enjoys other aspects of her life too. She is currently working hard to complete the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at school. She engages in school clubs like DECA, volleyball and STEM study groups. She and her DECA team qualified to National Final in 2021. Her favorite subject at school is math. She has participated in many of the Waterloo Math Contests as well as American Mathematics Contests (AMC).   She placed in the top 2.5% for AMC 10 and was invited to write the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). She is a well-established peer tutor at her school where she offers her help to those who need it in the subjects of math and science. She also swam competitively for 6 years and qualified for the Niagara Championships in Buffalo, New York.

 

Angela finds joy in everything she does. She is grateful that she’s had the opportunity to find many loves and interests at such an early age so she shares it with her community.