Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Roger Xia | 3rd Prize | Piano | 5th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Roger Xia, Age 16
Score: 87.69

Roger Xia, 16, a sophomore at Davis Senior High School (DSHS), is also a San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) pre-college scholarship student. He started piano studies with Linda Beaulieu at age 5 and continues with Natsuki Fukasawa. He also started violin studies with Dong Ho at age 7 and continues with William Barbini. Being a 2017 National Young Arts Foundation merit winner, he has appeared as a soloist with orchestras since age 8, made his Carnegie Hall debuts at age 10, won top prizes including the Mondavi Young Artist Competition (2015), and was featured on the From the Top show 322 (2016). Roger has also participated in the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) Summer Music Program and the Orfeo International Music Festival in Italy (2017). He is currently the concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and the DSHS Symphony Orchestra. Aside from music, Roger enjoys math, reading, science, and movies. He also likes swimming, skiing, and Kung-Fu, as well as playing tennis, Ping Pong, and soccer. Most of all, he loves sharing music-making experiences with friends in the community.

A. Grandes ├ętudes de Paganini S. 141 No. 3 in G-Sharp Minor, Franz LISZT, 4'57""

B. Papillons, Op. 2, Robert SCHUMANN, 10'55""

C. Toccata in D minor, Op. 11, Sergei PROKOFIEV, 4'38""