SHUAN HERN LEE (1ST), EVA GEVORGYAN (2ND), JIWON YANG (3RD)
2019 JUNIOR COMPETITION WINNERS RECITAL SHOWCASE
JIWON YANG (3rd)
LISZT Réminiscences de Norma after Bellini
EVA GEVORGYAN (2nd)
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12
SAINT-SAENS Étude en forme de Valse
HINDEMITH “Ragtime” from Suite “1922,” op. 26
SHUAN HERN LEE (1st)
BARTOK Three Etudes, op. 18
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
With an “impressive technique and natural bravura,” JiWon gained fans at the 2019 Cliburn Junior. Since making her recital debut at age 9 in Seoul and her concerto debut at 13 in Kazahkstan, she has participated in concerts, festivals, and competitions in North America, Europe, and Asia. Notable performances include those with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, and at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Philippines Chopin Society. She was recently accepted into the Mannes School of Music and looks forward to moving to New York in the fall to study with Richard Goode and Pavlina Dokovska.
At just 16, Eva is already building an international reputation for “electrifying emotional intelligence” and “an astonishing sense of style.” With over 40 international competition wins under her belt for piano and composition, Eva was also named Discovery Award winner at the 2019 International Classical Music Awards. Notable performances include those with the Lucerne Symphony, Mariinsky Theatre, and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, working with conductors Valery Gergiev, Vasily Petrenko, Lawrence Foster, and Gerhardt Zimmermann. She made her Royal Albert Hall debut in 2019, and has performed for the presidents of Armenia and Italy. She is a student at the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory, where she studies piano with Natalia Trull and composition with Tatiana Chudova.
SHUAN HERN LEE
During last year’s Cliburn Junior, Shuan was heralded for “emotional command and vigorous sweep,” demonstrating “style, technique, and depth and breadth of musical imagination.” He has performed across Europe and his native Australia, as well as in the United States, China, Russia, and Indonesia. Notable collaborations include those with the Minnesota, Moscow State, Armenia State Philharmonic, Jakarta Symphony, and Dallas Symphony Orchestras. He just finished his third year of study at the University of Western Australia, where he is pursuing a BA in piano. He also attends the International Piano Academy Incontri col Maestro (Italy), where he studies with Ingrid Fliter, as well as continuing to study with Yoon Sen Lee, with whom he started lessons at age 2.