Yanfeng Bai | 2/11/2020
Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien
Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 11 in B♭ major, Op. 22
Piano Sonata No. 12 in A♭ major, Op. 26 "Marcia Funebre sulla morte di un eroe"
Pianist Yanfeng (Tony) Bai, 20, is an international prizewinner, most recently taking first prize at the China Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition and the third prize of the Gotrian International Piano Competition in Germany. He was also awarded first prize in the China Central Television Piano Competition，1st prize of the Concerto Competition of the Morningside Music Bridge International Music Festival in 2017 and in 2011, the 4th Texas State International Piano Festival Classical Artists Development Foundation Emerging Artist Award-1st Prize，1st prize and Special prize of “KADANZA CUP” the national youth piano competition, and he is a prizewinner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians.
Mr. Bai has performed with numerous orchestras, including Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi and the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, etc. He has given multiple recitals in US, Italy and China, and has been featured in interviews by OMNI Television in Canada, China Central Television, China Piano Artistry Magazine and Parsons Music.
In the 2019-20 season, Mr. Bai will be a guest soloist with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and the Colburn Orchestra.
Mr. Bai is currently a Bachelor of Music candidate at the Colburn School, where he studies with Fabio Bidini. Previous teachers include Jin Zhang, who he studied with in China at the China Central Conservatory of Music before coming to Los Angeles.