International Piano-e-Competition
Eric GUO
Eric Guo
Nationality:
CANADA

Residence:
Canada
AGE: 16*
*as of July 6, 2019
Teacher:
Li Wang
About Eric:
Eric Guo, a Toronto native, started playing piano at four and currently is a full-tuition scholarship recipient at The Taylor Academy of The Royal Conservatory.

In masterclasses, he has worked with such distinguished artists as James Anagnoson, Emanuel Ax, Dang Thai Son, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Robert McDonald, John O’Conor, Ronan O’Hora, John Perry, Orion Weiss, and many more.

Eric performed in prestigious venues in Canada and United States: Merkin Concert Hall in NYC aired on WQXR, The Center of Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton in California, live on 96.3FM Toronto’s Radio Station, Koerner Hall, Four Seasons Center, Maison des Arts, to name just a few. In Europe: White Rock Theatre in Hastings, UK.
As a soloist, he performed with several orchestras such as Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of UK, Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Drummondville Orchestra and Oakville Orchestra of Canada, etc.

Among Eric’s accolades are 1st place awards in competitions such as 2018 11th Moscow Chopin International Competition for Young Pianists held in China, 2017 Kaufman International Piano Competition in NYC, Grand Prize in 2016 Canadian Music Competition, etc. Recently, he was 3rd Place in 2019 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. He was awarded the 2018 Canadian Chopin Scholarship.
Repertoire:
FIRST ROUND (QUARTERFINALS)
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Minor, WTC II, BWV 883
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13
  I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
Frederic Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 2
Frederic Chopin Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54
   
SECOND ROUND (SEMI-FINALS)
Franz Schubert Impromptu in B-flat Major, Op. 142 No. 3, D. 935
Ludwig van Beethoven Thirty-two Variations in C Minor, WoO 80
Franz Liszt Apres une Lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata, S. 161/7
 
CONCERTO (FINALS)
Frederic Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
I. Maestoso
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