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The 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition

Birth date

Dec. 15, 1997


United States


Born on 15 December 1997. Regarded as one of the finest pianists of the younger generation. He began learning piano at the age of six with Dorothy Shi, before training at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School with Alexander Korsantia and A. Ramon Rivera. Since 2013, he has been a student of Jonathan Biss and Robert McDonald at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He is also a student of Dang Thai Son. He has won prizes in international piano competitions, such as the Moscow International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (2014, First Prize), the Minnesota International e-Piano Junior Competition (2013, First Prize and the special Schubert prize) and the Ettlingen International Competition (2010, First Prize). He has performed in the US, Germany, Italy and China. He has worked with the Minnesota Orchestra, State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, Wellesley Symphony, Longwood Symphony and Boston Civic Symphony. He is a great admirer of the playing of Grigory Sokolov, whom he considers to be one of the greatest pianists of all time. He qualified for the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition on the basis of § III/2 of the Competition Rules as winner of the US Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Miami (2015).




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