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Zhong An Feng (16)
Concerto: Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 (I. Allegro con brio)
Born in Hong Kong, Zhong An Feng began piano lessons at four and is now studying with principal Ms. Rizzo Chung in GMC Music. He is the scholarship recipient of the Robert Black Trust Fund, Grantham Scholarships Fund and the Grantham Music Awards.
Zhong An has earned numerous prizes in piano competitions over the years. His recent achievements include first prize in Piano Concerto class in Chopin Avenue International Piano Competition Spring 2023, first prize in Piano Solo Gold Medal Award at the 74th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, the first Prize in Recital Class at the 25th GMC Music Festival, the first prize in Open Class of 2022 Hong Kong Children and Youth Piano Contest, five first prizes at 2022 Hong Kong International Music & Arts Festival. He was awarded the HKIMAA Performer Award and was selected to perform with the China Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall in March this year.
In addition, he is a first place winner of New Orleans Piano Institute Virtual International Competition, Sugree Charoensook International Music Competition, Piano Competiton Online, the Great Composers International Piano Competition, Nordic Piano Competition and Northern Lights and the Rocky Mountain Music Competition, and a second prize winner of Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition and Gustav Mahler Prize Piano Competition.
Besides being a soloist, Zhong An enjoys playing piano with his duet partner. They formed the John & Vanessa Piano Duo in 2021. The duo were awarded first prizes in the 11th Shenzhen Piano Open Competition in 2022 and the Niu Ende Scholarship. In addition, they are the first prize winners at Hong Kong School Music Festival, Hong Kong International Music & Arts Festival, Hong Kong International Youth Performance Arts Festival and Bangkok International Piano Competition and Piano Competition Online.
In his spare time, Zhong An enjoys watching anime, playing billiards and online games.