Alice Wang
Pianist
Born in 1991, Alice (Gi-Young) Hwang currently studies at the Juilliard School with professor Matti Raekallio. As an arising young pianist, she has an extensive background in performance accumulated from her high school and childhood years. In her senior year, she was named the Gold Medal Winner of the NFAA youngARTS program and was a semi-finalist of the Presidential Scholars in the Arts Program. She was the recipient of the Sarra and Emmanuil Senderov Award for the “Most outstanding performance of a piece by a Russian composer” at the 3rd Schimmel USASU International Piano Competition. Other notable accomplishments include prizes at the “Tomorrow’s Stars” Competition held by the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Spotlight Awards, the Idyllwild Arts Academy Concerto Competition, the Steinway Society of Redlands Piano Competition, the Young Artists Peninsula Music Festival, the Redlands Bowl Young Artists Auditions, the MTAC State Concerto Competition, and the Young Pianist Category of SYMF. She has performed with the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, the SYMF Festival Orchestra, and the Concerto Orchestra as a soloist. She is equally active as an active chamber musician, and has worked with the Stenske-Acosta Trio, as well as participated in chamber music programs such as the YMF Chamber Music Series. Summer music courses she attended include the Positano Beethoven Masterclasses in Italy, the Aspen Music Festival and School in CO, the Gold Country Piano Institute in Nevada City, CA, and the Warsaw Piano Workshop held in Poland. She has worked with John O’Conor, Nelms McKelvain, Douglas Ashcraft, Peter Askim, Thomas Hecht, Pawel Skrzypek, Paul Huebner, Antoinette Perry, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Lee Kum-Sing, and John Perry, among others.

She graduated from the Idyllwild Arts Academy in 2009 as class valedictorian and recipient of The Most Outstanding Arts Student award. Previously, she also attended the Orange County High School of the Arts. An advocate of more intimate performance settings, she frequently holds regular house concerts in her home in Orange County, California. Her other personal interests include writing, swimming, and indoor rock climbing.

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