Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kenzo Mesa | 3rd Prize | Piano | 5th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Kenzo Mesa, Age 10
Score: 83.67

Kenzo Mesa is a 10-year-old Japanese American who was born and raised in San Francisco, California, USA. Kenzo has been playing piano since he was four and a half years old. He is currently enrolled at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Meikui Matsushima. Kenzo was awarded Second Prize for the Best Schubert Performance in the Great Composers competition earlier this year, and the 2018 Chamber Music Award at SFCM in May. He is also a soprano singer in his school's choir, Ecole Notre Dame des Victoires Choir “Les Anges”.

Aside from his passion for music, Kenzo is a starting midfielder for his club soccer team, where they just won their league this spring, and an avid reader of history books on World War 2.

1, Impromptu in E-flat major, Op. 90, No.2, Franz Schubert (5'35'')
2, Piano Sonata No.20 in G major, Op. 49, No.2, Ludwig van Beethoven,
I. Allegro ma non troppo (3'37"")
(One youtube video file, total duration 9'12'')