Feb. 12, 1990
Commenced studies at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing (2002-2006). He continued his studies at the Juilliard School of Music in New York where he received his bachelor’s (2012) and master‘s (2014) degrees. He is currently taking instruction from Profs. Yoheved Kaplinsky and Stephen Hough. In 2012 he took second place in the Leeds International Piano Competition. In 2013 he took fourth place in the Cleveland International Piano Competition. He has performed on tour in North America, Europe, and China, and he has played with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the China National Symphony Orchestra and many others.
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
"Zwei Dinge erfüllen das Gemüt mit immer neuer und zunehmender Bewunderung und Ehrfurcht, je öfter und anhaltender sich das Nachdenken damit beschäftigt: Der bestirnte Himmel über mir, und das moralische Gesetz in mir." In English, this is: "Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the more often and steadily we reflect upon them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me." Immanuel Kant
Which person or people inspire you the most?
All the great musicians and human beings that enlighten me, most of whom no longer among us.
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Live a happy life with inner satisfaction.
What job would you least like to do?
Anything not related to music.
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
If I could get a piano, I guess that's it!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
Some of the most touching music ever composed, such as the moments from the last symphonies.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?
An experience to share and communicate.
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