Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ethan Andrew Chi | 2nd Prize | Piano 2017 | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Ethan Andrew Chi is a 16-year-old homeschooled junior from Cupertino, California. He has been under the guidance of Ms. Erna Gulabyan for the past five years. Ethan loves music and can’t imagine a life without it. In addition to piano, he enjoys playing violin, cello, and organ, composing, and even studying scores. He finds it gratifying to share the joy of music at senior centers and to perform with friends. In the past year, he won first prize in numerous competitions, such as the U.S. Open Music Competition Showcase Solo and Concerto Divisions, the American Fine Arts Festival Golden Age of Romantic Music Competition, Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, and the SF Asian Youth Talent Competition. In addition, he performed at Carnegie Weill Hall and was invited to perform both piano and organ at the Junior Bach Festival, as well as at the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room. At home, he can be found playing with the family dogs Steinway and Stradivarius.

Kabalevsky: Rondo Op. 59 in a minor (6:04)

Beethoven: Sonata No. 18, mvt. 4 in E-flat Major (3:53)

Chopin: Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat Major (7:23)

Medtner: Fairy Tale Op. 20 No. 1 in b-flat Minor (3:22)