Jan 29 at 8:00pm EST (10 and under/11-14)
-Maurice Ravel Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit, - Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No.10 in f minor, -Chopin -Ballade #4 in F minor, Op.52
Antian JIANG, 14. Young Artist - Canada
14- year-old pianist Antian is the youngest recipient in the 130 year history of Royal Conservatory of Music to have earned the Licentiate Diploma (LRCM) with Distinction, which she accomplished in 2017 at the age of 10. She is also the second youngest in RCM history to have earned the ARCT Diploma, which she did at the age of 9. Antian has been a student of Steinway Top Teacher Dr. Michael Esch for the past 5 years. She also takes frequent coaching with internationally acclaimed pianist, John O’Conor.
In 2021 Antian successfully did a Facebook Live stream which sponsored by Global Outstanding Chinese Artists Association (GOCAA-AAF). In 2020 Antian was featured in three solo recitals online. Two of them were for the nationally recognized Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society (KWCMS) @ Facebook Live, in which she performed - among other works, the Goldberg Variations. Over the last 3 years, Antian has performed multiple recitals for KWCM, the Steinway Series and Westben Festival series.
She has appeared in performance at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall in New York, NEC at Boston, Boston Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of Music. In April 2019, Antian made her orchestral debut at Markham theatre.
In 2019 Antian was accepted on full scholarship to Morningside Music Bridge program at NEC (Boston), and the Fifth Canadian Chopin Competition, Junior division. She was also recognized with the "2019 Excellence in Music Award" from the City of Markham, an award presented personally by Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. (This award is open to professional arts organizations, orchestras, ensembles in the Markham area etc.) . Over the past three years, Antian has been the focus of several documentary features and interviews by TV, Radio Stations and several newspapers in Toronto.
In 2021, Antian is just won the place of 2021spotlight Piano Competition (Junior division)
Gold medal of 2021 North American Virtuoso Int. Music Competition(Youth division), and awarded honourable for The First Ise-Shima Online International Music Competition for Young Musicians in Japan, the Canadian International piano competition (14-17 years group), and distinction certificate of Neapolitan Masters Competition(Junior B).
In 2020, Antian won two European Piano Competitions: Music and Star Awards Intl. Piano Competition(Group D, Gold Award) and Stay home Intl. Piano Competition -young edition (3rd place). She also won both Solo and Ensemble categories of the Beethoven 250th anniversary competition, which is run by AAF level GOCAA Intl. Piano Competition. Antian is the Contracted Youth Pianist of Global Outstanding Chinese Artists Association (GOCAA) Intl. Piano Competition(AAF). Antian is the winner and the best of class of the Open/University level of OMFA Ontario 2020 provincial final. Other main achievements including: the winner of Crescendo Intl. Piano Competition and CMC Canada national final, etc. Antian also successfully obtained Harvard University online course certificate on Beethoven's 9 symphony and 19th century orchestra in 2020.
Antian has taken master classes with John O'Conor, John Perry, Robert Roux (Rice Univ.), Wha Kyung Byun (NEC), Meng Chie Liu (Curtis), and Simone Dinnerstein. She has just finished the Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier book one and Goldberg Variations. In addition to her competition repertoire, her special projects for the year include six Beethoven sonatas, Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Robert Schumann's Waldszenen, Op. 82, a host of virtuosic works and études, as well as several concerti.
As a grade 9 TOPS program student, Antian is the regular winner of the International math contest winner of American AMC math contest series, Waterloo Math Contest series, Canada Mathematics Math Contest, Canada Kangaroo Math contest and Caribou math contest.
Antian was a recipient of the 2021 D. E. Shaw Group AMC 8 Certificate of Excellence because her score was one of the top five scorers for the AMC 8 in MAA Section! She also credited on" Globally Distinction Honour "for 2020 AMC8.