Twenty-year-old Chinese-Canadian pianist Tony Yike Yang staged a special piano concert with 50 young pianists from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area at the Xinghai Concert Hall in Guangzhou on the evening of August 22nd. The concert forms part of a series of activities attended by Yang in Guangzhou sharing his experiences with the young pianists.
Tony Yike Yang performs with young pianists at the Xinghai Concert Hall in Guangzhou on the evening of August 22nd. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Yang is emerging as one of the foremost pianists of the younger generation. As a frequent prizewinner, Yang garnered 5th Prize at the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition at age 16, the competition’s youngest-ever prize winner. He was also awarded the Jury Discretionary Award at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where he was again the youngest competitor.
Guests, young pianists and their parents pose for a group photo after the concert. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
The young pianists were selected by a local piano distributor Nianqin from its Tmall customers, Xinghai Conservatory of Music and its affiliated middle school, as well as from Hong Kong. Some of the children are visually impaired and the youngest is only four years old. Before they took to the stage with world-renowned pianist Tony Yike Yang, they had only attended a two-week training course. Therefore whilst inexperienced, they were very brave.
Author: Monica Liu
Editor: Simon Haywood