I have just been awarded an amazing opportunity to travel to England this summer to participate in the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival. This means I will have the chance to observe and play in masterclasses for a long list of legendary pianists who are Faculty at this distinguished festival!
This has been my first year at the Juilliard Pre-College and I am feeling so incredibly lucky for this opportunity!!! On February 21st I will be performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor with the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra.
Here is a video of my masterclass with Lang Lang. His comments made me feel great, but don’t laugh when you see me running around the stage (after I play) because I can’t remember where I put my music to show Lang Lang!
In December I performed with two other Lang Lang Young Scholars for the AICGS Global Leadership Award Dinner honoring Michael Diekmann, CEO of Allianz. Senator Lieberman was a special guest speaker at the event!
Through a partnership of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation and Allianz, 14 young pianists from all over the world (10 different countries) were selected to come together to make music: our passion!
We had great fun performing Fazil Say’s jazzy arrangement of Mozart ‘s Rondo Alla Turca on the radio. I also played some solo Prokofiev and did a short interview with the host. I listen to WQXR almost every day of my life, so it felt really amazing being at the WQXR Greene Space for a live broadcast!
I just spent two weeks at the most amazing music festival in Italy called Music Fest Perugia. One of the highlights was performing in a special “Prodigy Concert” with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Alicante at the famed Basilica di San Pietro.
You know how much I want my friends and other kids my age to love classical music. Well last spring I started working on a video series with an amazing ventriloquist, Jonathan Geffner, and Rachel Shelton, a former student of my mom.
One of the the most wonderful things that happened in the summer was that I played a solo recital in Canada. I also got to go to Niagara Falls where my parents and I went on the Journey Behind the Falls.