Saturday, July 16, 2022

Andrew Shi | 1st Prize | Piano | 9th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

A student of Rufus Choi and Ning An, Los Angeles native Andrew Shi has won numerous awards in state, national, and international piano competitions. Andrew was the first prize winner of the San Jose International Piano Competition and the recipient of the “Most Promising Young Talent” award. He was also a three-time first place winner of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) State Piano Solo and Concerto Competitions and was inducted to the 2021-2026 Young Artist Guild of California.

Andrew’s other recent accolades include the 2022 Music Center’s Spotlight Grand Prize Finalist, 2020 the 2020, 2021, and 2022 National YoungArts winner,  first prize winner of the 2020 ENKOR International Music Competition, and two-time first prize winner at the Los Angeles International Piano Competition. He has received top prizes in more than a dozen music competitions, including the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, American Fine Arts Festival, Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Piano Competition, among many others. He has performed in master classes with Oxana Yablonskaya, Vadim Monastyrsky, Sergey Schepkin, Lucinda Carver, and Eugene Alcalay.

As the first prize winner of the Gail Newby Concerto Competition, the Robert Turner Piano Concerto Competition, and the Diamond Bar High School (DBHS) Concerto Competition, Andrew performed with the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra, the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the DBHS Symphony Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Andrew received top prizes in the MTAC State VOCE Competition. He was accepted by prestigious competitions and music festivals such as the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, the Southeastern Piano Festival and Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, and the Tanglewood Music Festival.

Andrew recently graduated from the Diamond Bar High School (DBHS), where he was the president of the DBHS Performing Arts Academy. He started playing piano at the age of five under the tutelage of Lilit Babayan, and at six, performed at Carnegie Hall. His passion for music has driven him in all aspects of his academic studies and extracurricular activities. Andrew is a two-time silver medalist of the British Biology Olympiad and a two-time American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) qualifier. He will be attending Stanford University in Fall 2022.

Piece 1: Sonata No. 2, Op.36, I. Allegro agitato, Sergei Rachmaninoff, 9 minutes:

Piece 2: Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K. 332, I. Allegro, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 5'15:

Piece 3: The Garden of Eden, III. The Serpent's Kiss, William Bolcom, 6'20: