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Yannie Tan


Yannie Tan, 15 years old, a 10th grader at Atlanta International School. She has been playing piano since age four and has studied with Professor Alexander Kobrin. Yannie has been a top prize winner of the Gerogia Piano Competitions each year since the age of 10. She was the recipient of the first prize of the 2010 Atlanta Steinway Society C. Merrell Calhoun Prodigy Award. Yannie was the Grand Prize winner at the American Protégé competition and the National Young Artist Showcase Competition in 2011 and 2012 and got invited to perform at the Carnegie Hall twice. Yannie won first place in 2013, 2014, and 2015 at the MTNA state competition and represented the State of Georgia to compete in the MTNA Division Competition. In 2016, she was the first place winner of the MTNA National Junior Piano Competition as well as the recipient for the Best Chopin Performance Award. In the same year, Yannie won 1st place in the GMTA State Concerto Competition, and she was 1st place winner of the 2016 National Young Virtuosi Recital competition and 1st place winner at the International Piano Festival in Italy. Last month, she won 1st place at the Emory Young Artist (Southeast regions) Performance Competition.

As a dedicated student of music, Yannie was invited to perform as a soloist with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, ACSO, Wesleyan String Quintet and in many venues in Europe, including the Schonbrunn Palace in Salzburg, Austria where Mozart performed during his childhood. Besides music, Yannie enjoys science, industrial design, running and dancing. She has been a dancer for 12 years with the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company and is a valuable member of her school’s varsity track and field team.




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