Saturday, July 25, 2020

Ethan D. Yu | 3rd Prize | Piano | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Ethan Yu is a freshman at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. He began learning piano at age 6, and is currently studying with Anna Poklewski.

Most significantly, Ethan received the First Prize + Exceptional Young Talent Award from the Grand Virtuoso International Music Competition, and was invited to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He also won First Place from the Quebec Music Competition, the Great Composers Competition and the Korean Times Music Competition. He also won the 2nd Place from the American Protege Competition, and performed at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Ethan has won other numerous awards from the Great Composers Competition, the United States International Music Competition, the East Bay Music Festival, the United States Open Music Competition, the San Francisco Chopin Competition, and the U.S. New Star Piano Competition.

Ethan also has experience with working in chamber music and orchestral groups. Ethan plays the cello in his school orchestra, and in 2019, went to the National Orchestra Festival and won the 2nd Place at Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ethan also finds an interest in entrepreneurship, and won an award for the “Best Business Plan” in 2019. Besides music, he also enjoys playing water polo and the performing arts.

Ballade No1 in G minor Op 23, Chopin, 9'18"