Friday, July 17, 2020

Riko Pang | 3rd Prize | Violin | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Riko Pang, 10 years old, is a 4th grader in North Barrington Elementary School in Illinois.  She has been studying with Betty Haag-Kuhnke at the Betty Haag Academy of Music since she was almost four years old. Riko has received many awards as a winner such as Sejong Cultural Society Music Competition, MFHC, and Depaul Concerto Festival. In addition, she was awarded 3rd prize at ENKOR International Music Competition. At the age of 8, she performed solo with the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago. She was selected to perform at Carnegie Hall and Lisbon in Portugal with Magical Strings of Youth, a violin ensemble. She also participated in numerous master classes conducted by Vadim Gluzman, Augustine Hadelich, Pasha Sabouri, and Jasmine Lin, and John MacFarlane. In addition, she has taken some private lessons from Cyrus Forough, Lisa Shihoten, and Caroline Chin. Riko is the recipient of various scholarships from Magical Strings of Youth Scholarship Committee, Mary Galvin Foundation, and Gail Ellis Foundation etc. She is currently a member of North Barrington school orchestra.

Outside of music, Riko is an avid reader, enjoys all sports and competes competitively in USTA tennis tournaments. She loves to watch movies with her siblings in her free time and is fluent in three languages: Japanese, English and Mandarin.

Symphonie Espagnole, Op 21 By Edouard Lalo
I Allegro non troppo