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The Artists

These top piano talents from 7 countries and 4 continents ranging from age 7 to 14 participated in this project. They are:

Charlie Liu
Charlie Liu
Age: 9
Country: USA
Most proud of:

  • Started & organized this global collaboration project for Haiti (along with family)
  • Shared piano with Lang Lang in performance
  • Performed in every single concert hall inside the world-famous Carnegie Hall by age 8
  • Winner in all 16 solo competitions (regional and international) ever entered
  • Performed on Oprah Winfrey Show and Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • A travel hockey player, excellent skier …
Marc Yu
Marc Yu
Age: 11
Country: USA
Most proud of:

  • Performed in benefit concert to Sichuan earthquake victims that raised $1 million
  • Shared performance with Lang Lang on multiple occasions over the world
  • Orchestral debut at age 6 playing piano concerto and cello concerto the same evening
  • Addressed Chinese Vice Premier, US Cabinet members including Condoleezza Rice about global warming urgency
  • Featured on numerous TV shows over the world including Jay Leno, Oprah, Ellen, BBC, …
George Li
George Li
Age: 14
Country: USA
Most proud of:

  • Performed with numerous symphony orchestras over the world
  • Performed on “From the Top”, Martha Stewart Show and Liz Walker Show
  • 2nd place winner in Gina Bachauer and Virginia Waring International competitions
  • Appeared at opening ceremony of Boston Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Active chamber musician performing for US Congress, NEC annual gala, From the Top
Lorenzo (Enzo) Medel
Lorenzo (Enzo) Medel
Age: 14
Country: Philippines
Most proud of:

  • 1st Prize Piano Category in the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (the Tri-Annual premier competition in Philippines)
  • 1st Prize – 2007, 2008 and 2009 Piano Competitions of the Piano Teachers Guild of the Philippines
  • 1st Prize – 2008 University of the Philippines, College of Music, Piano Competition
  • Performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto publicly after less than 3 years of piano study
Annie Zhou
Annie Zhou
Age: 11
Country: Canada
Most proud of:

  • Three consecutive first prizes at the National Finals of the Canadian Music Competitions, obtaining the overall highest mark in the piano category in 2006 and 2008
  • Youngest scholarship recipient in any discipline of the Royal Conservatory of Music
  • Performed at the international music festival, “Assisi in the World”, in Italy
  • Featured on Canadian Broadcasting Center (CBC) Radio One and Classical 96.3 FM
Anastasia Rizikov
Anastasia Rizikov
Age: 11
Country: Canada
Most proud of:

  • 1st Place winner at the Vladimir Horowitz International Young Pianists Competition
  • Performed in Kremlin at the International Festival “Moscow Meets Friends”
  • Performed in the Carnegie Hall, Oprah Winfrey Show, Toronto Centre for The Arts
  • 1st Prize winner in the 2009 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition
  • 1st Prize winner in American Protégé 2010 International Piano and Strings Competition‏
Jules Darwich
Jules Darwich
Age: 14
Country: France (born in Syria)
Most proud of:

  • 1st Prize winner in the Advanced category of the “Concours International de piano d’Ile de France”
  • To perform at the International Festival “Moscow Meets Friends”
  • 1st Prize winner in the Damascus International Competition
  • Invited to perform on France2 TV show “Toute une histoire” under heading “Is your child the most talented in France?”
Tommy Jing Yu Leo
Tommy Jing Yu Leo
Age: 9
Country: Hong Kong, China (born in Singapore)
Most proud of:

  • Learning music by himself at age 2. Recently memorized the 1st movement of the Mozart Piano Concerto No.20 in an hour
  • Youngest winner in multiple composer classes in 2009 Asia Piano Open Competition
  • Gold Prize 2009 AADGT International Competition and Silver Prize 8th International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia, Japan
  • Invited to perform at Tokyo Ogikubo Music Festival and Ongaku-no-tanoshimi concert
Mayka Babyszka
Mayka Babyszka
Age: 10
Country: Poland
Most proud of:

  • A singer and pianist
  • Performed with leading Polish rock group “Perfect”
  • Performed with symphony orchestra
  • Winner of multiple classical and pop music competitions
  • Plays classical, rock, jazz and pop music and gave many concert performances
Shuan Hern Lee
Shuan Hern Lee
Age: 7
Country: Australia
Most proud of:

  • Youngest ever to pass 8th grade Australian Music Exam Board’s Piano Exam (with top Honor A too)
  • Regularly performs for charities, children’s hospitals, fundraisers
  • Won multiple piano composition prizes
  • Prizewinner in Asia Open, Bradshaw & Buono, AADGT Internationational competitions
  • Performed in Europe, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia & featured on Australia National TV

9 Responses to “The Artists”

  1. Thanks for providing the details of the achievements of these fine young artists.

  2. Ruby Cecilio MD says:

    Congratulations to all these young talents. Not only are they gifted and exceptional in their music, they are also phenomenal in their humane efforts to perform for the benefit of victims of natural calamities around the world. To the parents, I salute your dedication and congratulate you for giving us good young citizens of the world.

  3. Hans Centena says:

    Congratulations to all the artists! I’m proud of your exceptional talents, specially to my nephew Lorenzo. You should be proud of your achievements. You are the perfect role models for the youth of the world. Carry on with your good deeds and advocacies.

  4. eric says:

    guys its not the first or the last time it will happen the only reason why we care is because its a pore country. look at chilli the samething happen. or remenber the tsunamie i believe was in japon 4-7 years ago that killed people ….

  5. It is quite an amazing gesture for these young yet amazingly talented kids perform for a needy cause. May they bring more sunshine, warmth and happiness to all those in need with their MUSIC. I wish them all the Best. My dear little friend Mayka is in here. I am so very proud of her!

    Love
    Vipin

  6. manager says:

    They are also phenomenal in their humane efforts to perform for the benefit of victims of natural calamities around the world.

  7. Donna Maze says:

    Congratulations! What an wonderful achievment by all the young artists.

  8. all these kids put me to shame and i am triple their age.. It would be nice if the all made a cd for people to purchase.

  9. gopaul angappab says:

    Outstanding achievemens from extraordinary children. Should make a trip to South Africa.

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