Sunday, July 30, 2017

David Geng | 2nd Prize | Piano 2017 | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

David Geng is a rising Junior at Duke University on the Pre-Medical Track. He is originally from Princeton, NJ and has been playing piano for 13 years. David is currently studying under Professor Randall Love, and his previous teachers include Professor Ingrid Clarfield and Professor Bing-Bing Chang.

Throughout the years, David has won awards in multiple state, national, and international competitions and has performed in prestigious venues around the US. Most recently, David was the youngest of 15 semi-finalists in the ’17 Washington Int’l Piano Competition. In May, David made his Professional Carnegie Hall Debut, where he performed a 15-minute recital as Guest Artist and 3rd Prize Winner of the Professional Division of the ’17 Debut Int’l Piano Competition. David was also the State Winner of the North Carolina ’16 – ’17 MTNA Young Artist Competition and represented NC at the Southern Division Competition in January; there, he placed in 3rd. In the past, David has twice been named a National YoungArts Foundation Winner, received a Finalist (Top 6) Award at the IIYM Int’l Piano Competition the summer before his Freshman year of college, and won 1st Prizes in the NJMTA Young Musicians and Steinway Society of NJ Competitions.

During the summer of ’17, David will study piano at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina on a merit scholarship as well as on a Benenson Award in the Arts from Duke, awarded to 16 students this year to pursue substantial projects in the arts. David looks forward to building both his solo and collaborative musical skills this summer at Brevard.

At Duke David is highly involved with Duke’s Devilish Keys, a 20-member piano ensemble he started his Freshman year, and is a weekly volunteer pianist at the Duke University Hospital. David loves math and placed in the Top 250 of the William L. Putnam Mathematical Competition last year, out of over 4,000 top college mathematics students. He is an active member of the Duke University Mathematics Union and will serve as its President for the ’17-’18 school year. David is also highly involved with undergraduate research, and has been a member of The Cube Selective Living Group since his Freshman year. In his spare time, David enjoys reading, going to the gym, and spending time with friends.

Gaspard de la Nuit (Maurice Ravel)
I. Ondine, 7:18
III. Scarbo, 9:05