Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Michelle Tang | 3rd Prize | Piano | 5th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Michelle Tang, Age 16
Score: 89.62

Michelle Tang, 16, of Potomac, Maryland, is the 2018 Frederick Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Showcase winner. She has performed with the Symphony in Eloquent Elgar on May 5, 2018 at Jack B. Kussmaul Theater.

The Montgomery Blair High School sophomore has played piano for nine years. She's a two-time Maryland state winner in the Junior Piano Performance Competition by the Music Teachers National Association. She also won first place in the 2018 Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition and the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition.

She's a multiple-time winner of the Viola Hartman Piano Performance Awards, Miriam Shields Gottlieb Memorial Piano Competition, Maryland State Music Teachers Association Spring Solo Festival for String Instruments. She placed in the William Knabe International Young Artist Piano Competition.

She also won the Nora Lichtenberg Piano Scholarship Competition, Tselentis Bach Competition, Doris and Larry Chase Sonata Awards, and Ylda Novik Memorial Concerto Competition for Pianists.

She played at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. as a prize winner of the International Young Artist Piano Competition. As the champion of the American Asian Music Society International Competition, Michelle played at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

She also won Grand Prize at the American Fine Arts Festival and was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

As the winner of the Gertrude S. Brown Memorial Piano Concerto Competition, Michelle performed with the Washington Conservatory Community Orchestra.

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20, Frederic Chopin, 9:00

Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82, I. Allegro moderato, Sergei Prokofiev, 8:00