Thursday, August 14, 2014

TIFFANY XU: 2nd Prize

ENKOR Piano and Violin Competition 2014
TIFFANY XU | USA | Age 14 | Piano B
Second Prize Winner

In 2005, Tiffany started her piano lessons with Dr. Jie Lu & Dr. Ning Lu. Since then, her piano skill and performance have steadily matured. Her performances in these years have captured audience’s hearts at her early age.

Tiffany received superior rating every year in the National Federation Junior Festivals. She has participated in University of Utah Summer Arts Piano Festival and Competition, and was awarded Young Elementary I Solo Performance 3rd Place in 2009 , Young Elementary II Solo Competition 1st Place in 2010 & Elementary I Solo Competition 2nd Place in 2011 & 2012. She won 1st place in 2013 SummarArts Competition. She participated 2011 UMTA Concerto Competition and received 1st Place in Elementary Piano Division. In Rebecca Marriott Champion Piano Competition, she won 1st Place in 2012 Junior Division & 3rd Place in 2013 Senior Division. In 2013 International Piano Festival, she won 2nd Place in Young Artist Division. She was selected to perform Haydn and Mozart Concerto with Symphony Orchestra many times. In 2009, she performed Haydn Concerto in C Major with SummerArts Orchestra. In 2010's Summer Arts Competition, she performed Mozart Concerto No. 11 in F Major with SummerArts Orchestra. And in 2011, she performed Mozart Concerto No. 23 in A Major with Utah Philharmonia Orchestra. She is the official competitor of the 2012 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. She won the 1st place of the 2013 MTNA Piano Competition in Utah and she was the finalist of the 2013 Seattle International Piano Competition.

Tiffany was invited to perform her solo and concerto pieces in many different places in Utah, such as Libby Gardner Hall & Rice Eccles Stadium at University of Utah, Assembly Hall in Temple Square, Vieve Gore Concert Hall at West Minister University, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, and Utah State Capitol Hill. She was selected as the 2011 – 2013 Piano Ambassador from the Mundi Project. Recently she joined several piano concerts and recitals for introducing classical piano music to the young and new audiences.

Tiffany is going to be a 8th grade student at Waterford School in Sandy, Utah. She loves to go to school everyday with her teachers and classmates. She loves reading, math, art, science, history, computer, dance and, of course, recess. She also plays violin and is a member of Waterford Chamber Orchestra. She enjoyed to perform piano every year at school’s talent show. After school, she practices piano almost everyday. She loves self-expression while bringing others enjoyment.