International Piano-e-Competition
Christian Grant CHIU
Christian Grant CHIU
Nationality:
USA

Residence:
USA
AGE: 16*
*as of July 6, 2019
Teachers:
Natasha Snitkovsky, Boris Slutsky
About Christian:
Christian Grant Chiu is a sophomore at Upper St. Clair High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He made his orchestral debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra when he was ten years old. Most recently he performed with L’Orchestra Sinfonica “Luigi Cherubini” di Firenze, the MostArts Festival Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra.

He has won top prizes at competitions including the MostArts Festival Young Pianists Competition, the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition/Southeastern Piano Festival (SEPF), and the Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artists Auditions. Christian is currently also pianist of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Christian participated in MusicFest Perugia in Italy where he performed with an orchestra. Christian has performed in master classes for many renowned musicians such as Simone Dinnerstein, Max Levinson, John Perry, Ann Schein, Sasha Starcevich, and Ilana Vered.
Repertoire:
FIRST ROUND (QUARTERFINALS)
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in F Minor, WTC II, BWV 881
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3
  I. Allegro
Frederic Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 11
Frederic Chopin Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
   
SECOND ROUND (SEMI-FINALS)
Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses, Op. 54
Franz Schubert Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op. 90 No. 3, D. 899
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
  I. Allegro inquieto
  II. Andante caloroso
  III. Precipitato
   
CONCERTO (FINALS)
Frederic Chopin Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
  I. Maestoso
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