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Young Artists Concert Series

Sponsored with the Stecher & Horowitz Foundation, this series presents the prize winners of the biennial New York International Piano Competition.

Admission to each concert is free and open to the public. Enter at the Marvin and Elisabeth Cassell Community House (One East 65th Street). Concerts are held on Sunday afternoons at 3 PM in Greenwald Hall.

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OCTOBER 16, 2016

Born in 1996, ANGIE ZHANG is the Second Prize winner of the Eighth New York International Piano Competition, held in June 2016. Described as a “valuable advocate for classical music from her generation” by New York Concert Review, Angie is a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship at Juilliard and a senior studying with Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky.

DECEMBER 18, 2016

Born in 1997 in Nanping City, Fujian, China, JIACHENG XIONG (XIONG XIONG) is the Third Prize winner of the 2016 competition. His life at the keyboard began at age 3, when he gained entrance to the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music in 2005. He received a full scholarship to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2011. He has appeared numerous times at the Aspen Music Festival and has been heard at Carnegie Hall and Cortot Hall in Paris, France.

JANUARY 15, 2017

Born in Hong Kong, ARISTO SHAM, 20, is the First Prize winner of the 2016 competition. He was introduced to the piano at the age of 3 and joined the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts at the age of 6, under the tutelage of Professor Eleanor Wong. He was a student at Harrow School in the UK, where he worked with Professor Colin Stone, and he currently is pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees through a joint program at Harvard University and New England Conservatory, studying with Professor Victor Rosenbaum.

MARCH 19, 2017

Born in Mesa, Arizona, ANNA HAN is the First Prize winner
of the 2012 competition. She began her musical career at
age 4 and currently is pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Robert McDonald. Described by The Washington Post as “prodigiously gifted... a display of imagination, taste and pianistic firepower far beyond her years,” 20-year-old Anna has won awards at several prestigious international competitions and has given solo and chamber performances at such venues as The Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, The Phillips Collection and the Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Hall in Poland.


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