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Xiaoya Wan (China)
Concerto: Tchaikovsky Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
Ivy Xiaoya Wan is a Chinese pianist who started playing the piano at the age of nine. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance at The Juilliard School with the Cross-Registration Programs at Columbia University in New York, USA, she has been a signed pianist supported by Kayserburg since 2020. She is currently studying with Professor Hung-Kuan Chen.
Wan has achieved success in various competitions, including the first prize of the Imola International Piano Competition in Italy and the Shanghai Weibo International Piano Competition in China. She has been a prize-winner at the Campillos International Piano Competition in Spain, the Ettlingen International Piano Competition, the Grotrian International Piano Competition in Germany, and the Hong Kong Asia International Piano Competition. Additionally, she has reached the Semifinals of the 62nd Busoni Piano Competition.
Wan frequently performs in China and the United States, but also makes numerous appearances in Europe and Asia each year. Some of her notable performances include appearances with the Orchestra da Camera di Imola under the baton of maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy, Orchestre Métropolitain, and the Estonia Philharmonic. As a recitalist, she has performed at esteemed venues such as the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Steinway Hall, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Bolzano Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, and St. Petersburg Concert Hall.
Wan has also received various accolades and awards, including the BOA Top Talent Program, the "Fan Jianqin" Memorial Scholarship for three consecutive years, and the BNP Paribas "Rising Stars".