International Piano-e-Competition
Yu LEI
Zengyue FAN
Nationality:
P. R. CHINA
CHINA
Residence:
P. R. CHINA
AGE: 14*
*as of July 6, 2019
Teacher:
Ting Zhou
About Yu:
Yu first started the piano with his father when he was three and a half years old, and later continued with Professor Lin Eryao. By age four he had given his first public recital. When Yu was five, he won first prize at the Shanghai International Youth Piano Competition. Since the age of eight he has been studying with Professor Zhou Ting. Now he studies at the Music Middle School Affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

He has won various prestigious awards which include the first-prize of the All Japan Junior Piano Concours, the first prize of the IIYM 2018 International Piano Competition in the United States, making him the youngest ever winner, and the first prize of 2018 the 16th Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists in Germany.

Yu has been invited to give concerts at grand theatres and concert halls in Germany, the United States, and Japan.  He also performed in many cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xiamen, etc, and received high acclaims for his performances. So far this year he has given 9 public recitals. In addition to playing the piano, Yu has many diverse interests that include sports and reading.
Repertoire:
FIRST ROUND (QUARTERFINALS)
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in E Major, WTC II, BWV 878
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3
  I. Presto
Franz Liszt Paganini Etude No. 3, “La Campanella”, S. 141/3
Saint-Saens/Liszt arr. Horowitz Dance Macabre Op. 40
   
SECOND ROUND (SEMI-FINALS)
Franz Schubert Impromptu in B-flat Major, Op. 142 No. 3, D. 935
Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses, Op. 54
Samuel Barber Sonata Op. 26
  I. Allegro energetico
  II. Allegro vivace e leggiero
  III. Adagio mesto
  IV. Fuga: Allegro con spirito
   
CONCERTO (FINALS)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor Op. 23
  I. Andante non troppo e molto maestoso
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