TONY YIKE YANG
2017 CLIBURN COMPETITION JURY DISCRETIONARY AWARD
QUARTERFINAL ROUND RECITAL
SCRIABIN Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp Minor, op. 19
LISZT Sonata in B Minor
ABOUT TONY YIKE YANG
Now 21, Tony was the youngest competitor at the 2017 Cliburn, and the youngest-ever laureate of the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition at age 16. Declared “an absolute revelation… [who] combines the characteristics of a true virtuoso and an artist,” he balances performances throughout Europe, Asia, and North America with his studies as a dual-degree major in economics and piano performance at Harvard University and the New England Conservatory, where he studies with Alexander Korsantia. Of note, he has performed for Her Royal Highness Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall; Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper; and Polish President Andrzej Duda. His lauded debut album featuring works by Chopin was released in 2016 on the Fryderyk Chopin Institute’s Blue Series. He has served on the jury of the 2019 Hong Kong International Music Festival and the 2020 Steinway Canada Young Artists Piano Competition (virtual edition), and is currently music advisor to the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Sun Yat-Sen University in Shenzhen and Guangzhou respectively.