2019 Young Artist

Beyza Yazgan

Turkish pianist Beyza Yazgan, studied her first year of her PhD with Prof. Alicia Paleta-Bugay at the Warsaw Chopin Academy of Music and completed her degree at the Istanbul / Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Conservatory with Prof. Hulya Tarcan. She won first prize...

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Lewis Warren Jr.

Lewis Warren Jr. is an award-winning pianist and an accomplished composer, arranger, and improviser. His special ability to connect with people through music was evident at an early age. He has been featured in many televised and broadcasted performances including...

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Tracy Tang

Tracy Tang, 20, is pursuing her bachelor degree at the New England Conservatory under Alexander Korsantia. Born in the US, Tracy grew up in China and moved to Vienna at the age of 11 where she studied with Noel Flores at the University for Performing Arts. She then...

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Sihao Qin

Sihao Qin began playing piano at the age of 5. He was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in Beijing and studied with Zhiwei Zhang and Qifang Li. Since 2017, he has attended The Barstow School and Young Artists Music Academy in Kansas City,...

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Alexander Promyslov

Alexander Promyslov, born on the 23rd of May 1999 in Augsburg, Germany, received his first piano lesson when he was 6 years old. He then continued his music education at the Gymnasium near St. Stephan in Augsburg where he took lessons from Alla Rubinova. In 2011, he...

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Zhiye Lin

Pianist Zhiye Lin, born in the Shantou, Canton Province in 1996, began playing piano at the age of 7. In 2011, he won the excellent performance prize in a concerto competition held in the Middle School affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and first prize...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Truong Thi Ngan Ha

Born into a non-musical family, Ms. Ngan Ha is in 7/9th grade of the National Academy of Music’s pre-college program as a student of Professor Tran Thu Ha (Former Director of Academy). By the age of 16, she won numerous awards including: 2nd prize at 1st Chopin...

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Robert Carlson

Robert Brooks Carlson, 20, studies with Paulo Steinberg at James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He has been a past participant in the Saarburg International Chamber Music and Brevard Music Center Festivals and has received awards from various...

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Kim Bon-Hwi

Kim Bon-Hwi was born in Korea and will be entering the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music this fall. Kim performed at the Kumho Prodigy Concert in 2015 and Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, Koreo in 2016. In 2017, Kim also performed at the LG Young Artists...

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Dominik Yoder

Dominik Yoder began studying piano at the age of three. He was awarded the Gold Medal in the 2018 Kosciuszko Foundation Competition for Young Pianists in Washington, D.C. Dominik also received: First Prize in the 2017 MTAC State and CAPMT State Competitions and the...

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Kevin Jansson

A student of Mary Beattie at the CIT Cork School of Music since the age of 6, Kevin Jansson has six international 1st prizes to his name on both piano and violin. At the age of 15 he was the youngest participant in, and joint winner, of the Prix Thierry Scherz at the...

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Heemin Park

Heemin Park began her studies in piano at the age of 5. She won the Beethoven Piano Competition of Korea sponsored by the Beethoven Association of Korea and was selected to perform in the Young Artist Concert at Yongsan Art Hall. She received her Bachelor of Music...

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Benjamin Elliott

Benjamin Elliott is entering his fourth year of an undergraduate Piano Performance degree in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University studying under Edward Auer. A native of Fishersville in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, he has received accolades in many...

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Diego Suarez

Diego Suarez was born in 1992 in San Jose, Costa Rica. He began studying piano at 8 years old at the School of Musical Arts of the University of Costa Rica. Since his early years of study, Diego has performed in multiple countries, including Italy, Spain, Mexico and...

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Yang Gao

Yang Gao was born in Dalian, China. He started to study the piano at the age of four. Mr. Gao entered the Attached Middle School of Shenyang Conservatory of Music Dalian Campus in 2010, and studied with Prof. Xiaoqiang Wang. Mr. Gao is a prizewinner of several...

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Zhaoyuan Qin

Zhaoyuan Qin was born in 1996, in Chifeng, China. At the age of 10, driven by a strong passion for music, he started learning the piano with Ms Aiying Xu and Ms Jing Leng in Suzhou. In 2014, Qin was admitted to Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SHCM), studying under Ms...

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Xiangyi Chen

Xiangyi Chen started playing piano at the age of 4. She went to an arts boarding school in Guangzhou at the age of 5 where she received her education in music, painting, dancing and keyboard theory. For the following 5 years, she studied with Jun Yang, faculty member...

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Andrea Molteni

Born in Como, Andrea Molteni is one of the foremost Italian pianists of his generation. He began studying the piano at the age of 7 and was accepted to "G. Verdi” Music Conservatory in Como under the guidance of M. Mario Patuzzi. Andrea graduated with top honors and...

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David Yu

David Yu, 23, is pursuing his Master’s Degree at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Victor Rosenbaum. David is a graduate of The Juilliard School where he studied with Julian Martin and Jerome Lowenthal. He has worked closely with Robert McDonald, Eric...

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Lukasz Yoder

Lukasz began studying piano at the age of four. Lukasz is a top prizewinner of numerous competitions, including the Lansum International Music Festival (awarded 15,000 grand prize), Claudette Sorel International Piano Competition, Classics Alive National Auditions,...

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Hsin-Hao Yang

Hsin-Hao Yang was born in 1998 in Changhua, Taiwan. He started piano at the age of 7 and soon showed great talent and passion in music. Throughout his music career, Hsin-Hao has won numerous awards including first prize of the Dallas International Piano Competition,...

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Sylvia Jiang

Sylvia Jiang is a young pianist from New Zealand who is currently studying with Robert McDonald at the Juilliard School. She has won top prizes at numerous national and international competitions and performed as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Queensland...

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Seongkyeong Kim

Seongkyeong Kim was born in Incheon, South Korea. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Chung-Ang University. Seongkyeong then received her Master of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Minnesota School of Music where she...

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Liam Kaplan

Pianist and composer Liam Kaplan has appeared at Weill Recital Hall, Tenri Cultural Institute, Merkin Hall, and many other venues across the United States. He has enjoyed the performance of his compositions by ETHEL, the Talea Ensemble, the Locrian Chamber Players,...

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Cameron Fuhrman

Born in rural Central Oregon, Cameron Fuhrman is currently pursuing a DMA in Piano Performance and Literature under the tutelage of Natalya Antonova at the Eastman School of Music. She performs across the country in a variety of venues, ranging from traditional...

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Daria Ioana Tudor

Daria Tudor was born on the 25th of July 1997 in Ploieşti, Romania. She started playing the piano in her hometown at the age of 4 with Anca Florentina Borcea. From 2004 to 2014 she studied with professors Şerban-Dimitrie Soreanu from the National University of Music...

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Lorenzo Medel

Lorenzo Medel will be pursuing his Doctorate in Piano Performance at the Eastman School of Music this Fall 2019, studying with Alexander Kobrin. He also received both his Masters and Bachelors degrees at Eastman under the guidance of Natalya Antonova. Lorenzo began...

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Hexue Li

Hexue Li was born in 1997. She is a sophomore at the New England Conservatory where she studies with Alexander Korsantia. Previously, she studied at the New England Conservatory prep school, Walnut Hill School for the Arts and The Affiliated High School of Shanghai...

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Dingcheng Zhang

Stuart Zhang was born in China. His mom began teaching him piano at the age of 4, but he had never been serious about being a professional pianist until he decided to work on applying to a music school abroad in high school. Stuart was admitted to the University of...

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Benjamin Dominguez

Benjamin Dominguez is a senior in Piano Performance at the University of Kansas studying under Jack Winerock. In 2016, Benjamin won the KC Symphony Young Artists Competition, giving two performances with conductor Michael Stern at the Kauffman Center for the Arts in...

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