Saturday, July 15, 2023

Jessica Wang | 3rd Prize | Piano | 10th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Jessica Wang, 16, is a rising Junior at the Magnet IB Program of the Richard Montgomery High School in Maryland, USA. She has been playing piano for almost 12 years. Currently she is a student of Mrs. San-Qing Lu Bennaman. Jessica has won first places in numerous state, national and international piano competitions, such as Asian Music Associate Music (AAMS) International Piano Competition, VIVO International Music Competition, Concert Artists International Virtuoso Competition, Young Musicians Inspiring Change Global Piano Competition, Maryland State Music Teacher Association (MSMTA) Piano Solo Competition, Baltimore Music Teacher Association (BMTA) Helena Zurstadt Senior Piano Competition, Washington DC Music Teacher Association (WMTA) Hartman Piano Competition, and Northern Virginia Achievement Award Competition. She is also a top prizewinner at Knabe International Piano Competition, Great Composers Competition (Best Chopin and Debussy Performances), Robert Spencer Concerto Competition and many more. She has performed in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the US Department of State, the Hungary Embassy, the Bulgarian Embassy, and the George Mason Performing Arts Center. In the past two summers, she attended Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Brevard Music Center Piano Institute, and Ithaca Summer Piano Institute, and was awarded merit scholarships from these prestigious programs.

Jessica has been a frequent performer in local hospitals and senior living communities since 4th grade. She is a Piano Pals mentor through the Tacy Foundation, teaching underprivileged elementary school students who can’t afford piano lessons, and serving seniors who learn music as a healing therapy. She has been a Chief Intern for the foundation, organizing and hosting monthly student music concerts in senior homes in the last two years. Besides piano, she is an activate ballet dancer, performing in John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and many local communities.

1. Abegg Variations, Op. 1, Robert Schumann, 8:36

2. Sonata in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:52: I. Allegro, F. J. Haydn, 6:23