Sun, Apr 11 | Virtual Concert

Simon Yao - Sound Espressivo Laureates' Recital

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Simon Yao - Sound Espressivo Laureates' Recital

Time & Location

Apr 11, 2:00 PM EDT
Virtual Concert

About the Event

Program:

Bach - French Suite No.6 in E major, BWV 817 (Allemande, Courante and Gigue)

Schubert - Impromptu in E-flat Major, Op. 90 No. 2

Chopin - Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66

Alyabyev/Liszt - Nightingale

Prokofiev - Prelude in C Major, Op. 12 No. 7 "The Harp"

Debussy - Jardins Sous La Pluie (Gardens in the Rain), from Estampes

Simon Yao, 9 years old, is a fourth-grade student from Southern California. He began playing piano at the age of 6. Simon attends the Colburn School where he studies with Jeffery Lavner. He has won MTAC’s Contemporary Festival Competition for two consecutive years since participating in 2019. He was the laureate and first place winner in the 2020 Sound Espressivo Global Competition. In January 2021, he won the first prize in Russian Souvenir International Youth Piano Competition.

At the Colburn School, Simon has made frequent appearances at the Friday Night Recitals as one of the youngest performers. As a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Simon also enjoys being engaged in bringing the gift of music to the community.

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