Sunday, February 19, 2017

Angeline Kiang | 1st Prize | Strings 2nd Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

USA, cello
Score: 94.37

Angeline Kiang began her music education in cello at the age of 5 and in piano at the age of 4. Currently, she studies with Amos Yang at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College. An avid chamber musician and amateur composer, Angeline was a member of a piano trio at the San Francisco Conservatory for three years. This year, she is playing in a string quartet, coached by violist Pei-Ling Lin. Angeline has placed first in the United States International Music Competition, DVC/HNU Young Artist String Competition, and the American Fine Arts Festival Piano and Strings International Concerto Competition. She won 2nd place at the Pacific Musical Society Competition. In addition, she was twice selected to perform at the Junior Bach Festival in Berkeley, CA at the ages of 7 and 11. As a featured soloist, Angeline was invited to perform at the SFCM Showcase as well as NBC’s Asian Pacific America hosted by Robert Handa. In 2016, she performed at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, playing Elgar Concerto in E minor. Angeline is a 7th grader at the Harker School in San Jose, CA. As part of her community outreach work, she mentors the Harker Lower School Orchestra’s string section. During her leisure time, Angeline enjoys writing novellas, composing music, biking, and participating in both science research and the school’s literary magazine club.

Dance of the Elves by David Popper (3:14)

Cello Sonata No. 6 in A Major by Luigi Boccherini (8:33)