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Sponsored by 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.
Jiacheng Xiong, pianist, born in Nanping City, Fujian China, became a Prize Winner of the 2016 New York International Piano Competition, a biennial event presented under the auspices of The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. Life at the keyboard began at age three, gaining entrance to the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music in 2005.
His previous teachers before entering The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 2011 were Aiping Jin, Yong Hi Moon and Chenxin Xu. Presently, under the tutelage of Robert McDonald, Xiong is becoming a well-known musical personality at many festivals and competitions. He has performed at the Luxembourg and Norway embassies and during the summer of 2013, his performance was recorded by National Public Radio’s, From the Top, at Aspen, Colorado.
Jiacheng Xiong was awarded eight scholarships while studying at Beijing Central Music Conservatory. He received a full scholarship to Curtis, achieving a fellowship to Aspen Music Festival, studying with Yoheved Kaplinsky. Among Xiong’s awards are: Second Prize in both Cleveland International Piano Competition Young Artists, and Viseu International Piano Competition, 2015; First Prize in The Korea International Piano Competition for Young Pianists, 2013; First Prize in the first session of the National Youth Piano Competition, Xiamen; Grand Prize at the American International Piano Competition in Asia Pacific Macau; First Place for the 10th Xinghai Cup Award, as well as the Chinese Works Performance Award; and The First Prize in the third session of the Cadenza National Piano Competition for a Chinese work.
Jiacheng Xiong enjoys performing on stage, sharing his music with others. He has appeared numerous times at the Aspen Music Festival and has been heard at Carnegie Hall and Cortot Hall in Paris, France.