Tony Yike Yang

Chinese-Canadian pianist Tony Yike Yang garnered fifth prize at the seventeenth International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition when he was sixteen to become the youngest-ever laureate of the competition. Recently, he received the Jury Discretionary Award at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where he was the youngest competitor. He has performed extensively in Canada and the United States, and has made numerous appearances in Europe and Asia. Aside from his appearances at festivals and gala events, a few highlights include performances for Her Royal Highness Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall; Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper; and Polish President Andrzej Duda.

Mr. Yang is currently pursuing dual degrees in economics and piano performance through the Harvard University-New England Conservatory of Music Program. He is currently also a fellow at the Lake Como International Piano Academy at Oberlin Conservatory.

Age: 20
Country: Canada
Professional Training:
    2016 - present     Harvard University, New England Conservatory of Music
    2014 - 2016         The Juilliard School Pre-College Division
    2009 - 2014         The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists, Royal Conservatory of Music 
Teachers: 
    2016 - present      Wha Kyung Byun
    2014 - 2016          Julian Martin
    2011 - 2014          James Anagnoson
Competitions and Awards:
    2017     Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Jury Discretionary Award
    2015     International Chopin Piano Competition, Fifth Prize, Extra-Statutory Prize for the Youngest Finalist
    2014     Cooper International Piano Competition, First Prize

Text Piece

PRELIMINARY RECITAL                                                       
Beethoven            Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101
Tchaikovsky          Dumka, Op. 59
Prokofiev              Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83
 
SEMIFINAL ROUND                                                                                               
Recital
Liszt-Wagner         Tannhäuser Overture, S. 442
Haydn                   Sonata in E minor, Hob. XVI:34
Bach                     The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
                                      Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 860
Ravel                     Gaspard de la nuit
Tchaikovsky           Morceaux, Op. 10: Nocturne
Chopin                  Etude in C major, Op. 10, No. 7
Rachmaninoff       Études-Tableaux in F-sharp minor, Op. 39, No. 3
Liszt                       Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F minor, S. 139

FINAL ROUND                                                                    
Phase I
Mozart                    Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
 
Phase II
Prokofiev                 Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16