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“Classical music has the ability to inspire and uplift the human spirit. It has the power to move us emotionally and transport us to another place and time. In a world that is often filled with negativity and uncertainty, classical music can provide a sense of hope and beauty that can be hard to find elsewhere.”

Andrew Gu won his first international competition in 2015—the Grotrian-Steinweg; he followed that with wins at the Rosalyn Tureck (New York), Chopin (Hartford), Ettlingen (Germany), and Salzburg Festival (Austria), among others. He currently attends Miramonte High School in Orinda, California, and studies piano on the other U.S. coast with with Alexander Korsantia and Hitomi Koyama of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. He made his concerto debut in 2020 with The Concord Orchestra and appeared on NPR’s From the Top that same year. Of his approach to music, he says: “One of the main things that drive my artistry is a desire to connect with others through music. I believe that music has the power to transcend language and cultural barriers, and I hope to use my performances to create a sense of unity and understanding.” Andrew lists his interests outside of piano as bicycling, coding, cooking, and value investing.


Preliminary Round

BACH  Prelude and Fugue in F Minor, BWV 881
CHOPIN Etudes, op. 10, nos. 1, 4, 5
CHOPIN Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, op. 39

Quarterfinal Round

CHOPIN Nocturne in F Major, op. 15, no. 1
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 7 in D Major, op. 10, no. 3 (I, II)
RAVEL “Scarbo” from Gaspard de la nuit

Semifinal Round – Recital

VINE Five Bagatelles
LISZT Sonata in B Minor

Final Round – Concerto 

PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major, op. 10


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