“Sound of Kindness”
Li Piano Academy
3:00 pm 和 5:00 pm 两场
地点：Steinway Piano Gallery Markham
(2651 John St, Unit 8, Markham, On, L3R 2W5)
演出使用：Steinway 9尺 Spirio 三角琴
YouTube Stream 现场直播
我们感谢大家在“Sound of Kindness”音乐会开始前踊跃捐款，金额已经超过50%。也感谢大家对于此次音乐会的热情高涨。我们的表演者们将不负众望为大家带来精彩的演出。为了支持此次公益音乐会，犁音社为每一位校内师生，家长所捐款项做出的每一份支持感到由衷的感谢。
“Sound of Kindness” – 慈善筹款钢琴音乐会
参演此次免费公益音乐会的13位青少年艺术家均是 Li Wang (王犁) 老师在 Taylor Academy（RCM特长班）以及他与院长James Anagnoson 在 The Glenn Gould School（RCM专业学院）的学员，屡获各类钢琴比赛奖项。
Taylor Academy 学员
Angelina is currently studying under tutelage of pianist Li Wang at RCM’s Taylor Academy. She was the overall winner in the Steinway Junior Piano Competition 2021; First Award in 8th International Piano Competition “Citta Di San Donà Di Piave” 2021 in Italy and the 1st Place in the 13th Shenzhen China Piano Duo Competition. Angelina is also dedicated to the community and participated in many charity events. She performed for the “Love Fundraising Charity Concert” for SickKids Hospital Toronto and other outreach concerts for senior homes. She just finished her first Piano Solo Recital in February.
Justin was accepted by the Taylor Academy of the RCM at age 10. Before entering the Academy Justin studied at Li Piano Academy since age 6. Some highlights of Justin’s activement includes: he was invited to play in the famous Carnegie Hall of New York at age 8. He won the Canadian Music Trophy in the CCC Music Festival at age 9. He was invited to perform his own composition for the Royal Princess Her Imperial Highness on Aug 25th, 2019, at the Royal Conservatory. In 2020 and 2021, he won Gold Prize in the Steinway Piano Competition. He won first place in the 2021 GOCAA International Piano Competition and became a 2021 GOCCA Young Artist. Justin highly enjoys participating in piano and composition competitions.
Dayou started her piano studies at the age of six. In 2019, she was accepted by The Taylor Academy of RCM, and studies with pianist Li Wang. Dayou has won numerous awards and scholarships, some highlights of her achivements include: The Taylor Academy Concerto Competition 2022, Colburn Piano Seminar Competition 2021, Vancouver International Music Competition 2021, Clara Schumann International Competition 2021, 2021 Carles and Sofia Piano Competition 2021, International Piano Competition Mozart 2021, Young Ludwig Youth Music Competition in Germany 2020, Korea-Asia Open Piano Competition 2019, Osaka International Music Competition in Japan 2018, Suri Music Competition 2017, Eumyoun Competition 2017, and Eumakchunchu Competition in South Korea 2017. Besides piano, Dayou loves reading, dancing, and exploring the art of mathematics.
Andrew (Xian) Bao is accepted into the Taylor Academy of RCM in 2020, and began his studies with pianist Li Wang. Some highlights of Andrew’s achievements include: Two first places and one Best Performance Award in Level 9 & Concerto Group (Age 8 and under) at the OYMI Music Festival 2019. In the same year, Andrew also won first place in Children Division A and was awarded the Junior Pianist Contract Award at the 7th GOCAA International Piano Competition (Final) in Boston Conservatory at Berkeley. In 2020, he was nominated by all the judges for “Favourite” award, in age group 7-10 years old, at the Canadian Music Competition (Non-Competitive Edition). In 2020, he won Gold Award in age group 7-10 years of the Steinway & Sons Piano Competition. In 2021, he completed RCM Level 10 exam with First Class Honours with Distinction.
Rowan Sawarna-Small began playing the piano when he was 3 years old and is in his third year of the Taylor Academy of RCM. Rowan studies with pianist Li Wang, and was formerly a student of Dianne Werner. Rowan has participated in many festivals, and has been awarded first place for Kiwanis, North York, and Davenport music festivals. In 2020 he was awarded a first place finish in his class at Provincials and in 2019 he placed second overall in Ontario. Rowan was a selected finalist for the 2021 Sweetwater music festival where he played Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. During the pandemic he has contributed to multiple collaborations with vocal and string artists. Rowan recently performed an hour-long concert with fellow Taylor Academy violinist Adriel Sloss at the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church to raise money for Ukraine and at the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.
Micheal is currently a student of the Taylor Academy of RCM, studying with pianist Li Wang. He started at the Royal Conservatory School of Music in Toronto at age 5 and has kept up ever since with piano recitals, RCM Open House performances, and competitions. He was invited as one of three piano performers for RCM Open House (Children’s Showcase Concert) at Koerner’s Hall June 2018. He won 2nd place level 7 in ORMTA Mississauga May 25, 2019.
At age 8, he added the violin which has allowed him to be part of an orchestra and added immensely to his musical journey. He is now enjoying chamber ensembles and making new friends at the Taylor Academy.
My name is Gilbert Xu. I am 11 years old. I started playing the piano when I was 5 years old. Currently，I am studying piano at the Taylor Academy of RCM with pianist Li Wang.
I participated in many competitions, such as the Kiwanis Festival, CMC national competition, North York Music festival, Chopin international competition and much more. I have achieved many awards, such as the 2nd place in the 2019 CMC nation competition, 3rd place in the 11th International Chopin Competition for young artists 2018. 1st place in the CCC competition. I enjoy playing sonatas, rhapsodies, waltzes, and etudes.
My favorite composer is Franz Liszt, because I love his virtuosic compositions, and I have learnt some of them. My favourite piece is the famous Paginini/Liszt La Campanella because not only the technique is difficult but to play with speed and articulation is even more challenging.
My passion beside music are reading and sports. Reading nourishes me with emotions and stories when I am playing piano and sports help me improve strength.
Rosa began learning piano at the age of five. She is currently a senior piano student of the prestigious Taylor Academy of RCM, studying with distinguished pianist and music educator Li Wang. She is also a piano student under the renowned Arts Unionville Program of Unionville High School. Since joining the Academy in September 2018, she has been a regular participant of charity and community concerts. Rosa had been a pupil of Oxana Samokhina and Oleg Samokhinfrom 2013 to 2018, and had also taken lessons with Dr. Younggun Kim.
Maisey Zhao began her piano studies at age five. She won major prizes and scholarships from the Toronto Kiwanis Festival, including Best of Class from 2015 to 2019. Additionally, she was rewarded Gold Medal from the RCM at the age of 7 and performed a recital in Mazzoleni Hall. She has been actively participating in charity performances.
Currently, Maisey’s in her third year at the Taylor Academy of RCM, under tutelage of pianist Li Wang.
In her spare time, her hobbies included reading, writing, and she enjoys skating, board games, and table tennis too.
Aijia (Echo) Zhang started learning piano when she was 5 years old and has been attending the Phil and Eli Taylor Academy on piano for 2 years now in studio of pianist Li Wang.
Aijia has won many awards in numerous local music competitions as well as third place in Canadian Music Competition.
Growing up, Aijia also had an interest in mathematics. Since then, she has been studying and participating in math contests. Recently, she also took a great interest in violin and has been progressing very fast ever since.
The Glenn Gould School 学员
Since moving to Toronto four years ago, Chelsea was accepted to Taylor Academy of RCM, and now studies at The Glenn Gould School with Dean James Anagnoson and pianist Li Wang.
Chelsea Ahn was recently named a winner of the inaugural Robert W. and G. Ann Corcoran Concerto Competition and she will play with the RCM Orchestra at Koerner Hall as part of the 2022-2023 season.
Her accolades include first prize at the VIVO International Competition, the American Protégé International Competition, the NB Provincial Senior Piano Competition and second prize at the Enkor International Competition. Her orchestral debut with the Fredericton Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Richard Hornsby has led to engagements at the Fredericton Playhouse.
Chelsea has been broadcast on the CBC and the Seoul Broadcasting System, and has done recordings for the COC noon-hour concert series.
Aside from her piano studies, Chelsea also loves playing violin, viola and percussion in her spare time. She also has interests in fashion, nature and travel.
Evelyn Liang is currently in her second year of bachelor degree at the GGS, in the studio of Dean James Anagnoson and pianist Li Wang. She holds an LRCM diploma in piano performance. As prize winner of the Crescendo International Competition, Evelyn was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. Over the years she has been a consistent prize winner in the OMFA and ORMTA provincial finals from level nine through ARCT. Evelyn has enjoyed considerable success in both the competition and recital formats. She has performed in several recitals under the auspices of the Barrie concert association, as well as for various ORMTA Galas and functions. Evelyn enjoys composing in her spare time, she is passionate about her music and willing to take her steps further in the road of music in the next few years at the GGS.
Yinan Wu is currently in his fourth year of study at The Glenn Gould School’s Bachelor of Music degree, studying with Dean James Anagnoson and pianist Li Wang. Yinan has won awards in many countries, including the Catanzas Cup National Piano Competition, and the Xing Hai Piano Competition, which takes place in China. As a soloist, he has had the chance to perform in Poland, Italy, Vietnam, China, and North America. Local audiences and musicians have praised his performances. As a concerto soloist, he performed with the conductor Tang Muhai in the Shanghai Oriental Art Center with Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra multiple times. He has been broadcast live on local radio and television stations and received numerous rave reviews from listeners. Yinan has also been accepted from many greatest music conservatories, such as Juilliard, New England Conservatory, MSM and The Glenn Gould School.
“Sound of Kindness” – 慈善筹款钢琴音乐会
通过 “Sound of Kindness” 免费慈善音乐会，王犁老师希望鼓励学生们用自己的琴声带动大家，以自己的才能帮助身边有需要的人，力所能及地回馈社会。
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