Ken Yang, aged 20, is the winner of the Piano Concerto Competition. He will be the soloist with the orchestra in the May 15, 2010 concert. Congratulations, Ken!
L to R: Tony K.T. Leung, Karl Pang, Ken Yang
Ken Yang started studying piano with Meizhi Bi at the age of 8. After 2 years, he placed 3rd at the Canadian Music Competitions nationals held in Toronto. Aside from placing 1st at the CMC nationals in 2004, Ken has accumulated countless awards from local music competitions. He has played in masterclasses for Leon Fleisher, John Perry, Marc Durand, Lee Kum Sing, and Lang Lang, to name a few. While studying with James Anagnoson at the Glenn Gould School of Music, he enjoyed collaborations with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, Ken was awarded the University of Toronto Excellence Award by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Ken is a psychology researcher at the University of Toronto, where he divides his time between the Music and Psychology departments.