Ryan Sheng - 19 (United States)
Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49
Etudes Op. 10,# 2 in a minor
and #10 in A♭ Major
Barcarolle, op. 60
4 Mazurkas, op. 33
Scherzo #3, Op. 39 in c# minor
Ryan Sheng began learning the piano at age four, and is a prizewinner of international and regional competitions, including 1st prize and special prize at the 10th Rosario Marciano International Competition; 3rd prize at the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition; 2nd prize, Audience Award, and the Young Jury prize at the Emory Young Artist Piano Competition; and first prize at the 2018 Pacific Music Competition. He won the Palo Alto Philharmonic Concerto Movement Competition, the 2020 Ross McKee Foundation Award, Golden State Youth Orchestra Solo Competition, and 2021 Marilyn Mindell Piano Competition, and in 2016, he competed in the official Gina Bachauer
In 2017, he made his solo debut in Belgium at the Brussels Music Festival, and in 2022 and 2023 he performed solo concerts in the Netherlands at IHMS. As a winner of the 2019 PianoTexas Concerto Competition, he performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467 with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya. He performed with the Golden State Youth Orchestra and the Palo Alto Philharmonic in 2022.
Ryan has participated in renowned festivals with full-merit scholarships, including the 2019 Cliburn Junior and PianoTexas Young Artist festivals, 2021 Southeastern Piano Festival, 2022 Morningside Music Bridge, and the 2023 Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival.
Ryan was a founding member of Evergreen Ensemble and participated in Young Chamber Musicians for multiple years. For 10 years, he volunteered at Grace Music Institute as a teacher and later Music Director, and for 2 years curated the Youth Artist Benefit Series by Ensemble San Francisco.
Ryan studies with Professor Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music. He formerly studied with Prof. Frank Levy and
Mrs. Anna Polonsky.