International Piano-e-Competition
Kasey SHAO
Kasey SHAO
Nationality:
USA

Residence:
USA
AGE: 15*
*as of July 6, 2019
Teacher:
Ran Dank
About Kasey:
Kasey Shao, a rising junior in Cincinnati, Ohio, began piano at the age of 6, made her orchestral debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nezet Seguin at the Kimmel Center when she was 12 years old. She has thirteen first-place finishes to her name in junior piano competitions across the Eastern United States and made her Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall) debut in 2013. She has won first prizes in the 2018 Louisville Orchestra Young Arts Competition, the 2018 Steinway and Sons Piano Competition, and the 2018 ETSU International Piano Competition, and won Best Solo prize and the second prize at the national MTNA Competition and the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition.

Casey recently performed with the Louisville Orchestra and BAM Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared in a 6ABC Special, Local 12 news, a CincyLifestyle Special and the Cleveland Classical. She also plays the Celeste in the CSYO.

Kasey attends Walnut Hills High School, where she is a member of the Model UN Club, a Science Olympiad team captain, National French Honor Society, and Student Congress.
Repertoire:
FIRST ROUND (QUARTERFINALS)
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in G Major, WTC II, BWV 884
Frederic Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 8
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3
  I. Presto
Sergei Rachmaninoff Prelude in D Major, Op. 23
Isaac Albéniz Iberia, Book II
  III. Triana
Dmitri Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in D-flat Major, Op. 87, No. 15
   
SECOND ROUND (SEMI-FINALS)
Anton Webern Variations for Piano, Op. 27
Franz Schubert Sonata in A Minor, D. 784
  I. Allegro giusto
Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses, Op. 54
Frederic Chopin Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
   
CONCERTO (FINALS)
Frederic Chopin Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
  I. Maestoso
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