Saturday, July 25, 2020

Alex Pan | 3rd Prize | Piano | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Alex Pan, a 14-year-old pianist, is a 9 grader at Bronx High School of Science in Bronx, New York. He started taking piano lessons at age five and is currently studying with Dr. Deirdre O'Donohue at Manhattan School of Music.

Alex has participated in various recitals, music festivals, community outreach, and competitions. He won OhioMTA Buckeye State Auditions 2016 for Primary Piano, first prize at Global Online Great Composers Competition 2016 for AGE GROUP II, and the second place at MTNA Junior piano in New York State on Oct 2018.

Alex has a passion for music. He also played the first violin at Starling Chamber Orchestra of the University of Cincinnati, sang in the Cincinnati Boychoir, and studied composition with Dr. Eric Street at the University of Dayton. Alex’s previous piano teachers include Dr. Natsuki Fukasawa, Dr. Jackson Leung, Dr. Nozomi Yamaguchi. Currently, he studies Piano at Manhattan School of Music.

Besides music, Alex also played chess and competed at the State and National levels. Academically, he excels in math and won the first place at many local and Ohio Mathematics Contest 2015, and top awards in Mathcounts. He also made to the National Honor Roll and National Achievement Roll for AMC8 (American Mathematics Contest 8) both in 2014 and 2015, For recreation, Alex enjoys figure skating, swimming, and basketball.

Chopin Ballade No. 1, Op. 23 in G minor, Frédéric Chopin, 9:07,

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 17 “Tempest” 3. Allegretto, Ludwig van Beethoven, 5:36,