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Kyle Yeung

Kyle Yeung is a twelve-year-old from Irvine, CA.  He began his music study at age 4.  Since the age of 5, Kyle has won numerous competitions in piano and violin.  At age 7, he won first place at the US CAPMT Young Musicians Concerto Competition.  In the same year, he won first prize at the Stravinsky Awards Bach International Piano Competition and received a silver medal at the Southern California Junior Bach Festival.  In December 2017, he performed in Rome, Italy, as the first prize winner of the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition.  He also won first prize at the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition and received gold medals in both solo and chamber music categories at the AADGT International Young Gifted Musicians Festival and performed his winning pieces at the Carnegie Hall in New York.  In 2018, Kyle won first prize at the Glendale Piano Competition, ENKOR International Music Competition, the Great Composers Competition for the Best Mozart and Haydn Performance series and the US New Star Music Competition.  He was awarded Artist of the Year 2018 by the Great Composers Competition Series.  He was the youngest member of the 2018-19 Chamber Music OC Pre College Program.  Kyle is currently a piano student at The Juilliard School Pre-College Program, studying under Julian Martin.  His past piano teachers include Dr. Valentina Gottlieb, Professor Daniel Pollack, Dr. Vladimir Khomyakov and Dr. Kevin Kwan Loucks.  Kyle is the current principal pianist of the Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings.  Kyle also plays the violin and served as the Concertmaster of the 2019 All-Southern California Elementary Honor Orchestra and Irvine Unified School District Elementary Honor Chamber Strings.  He is currently studying violin under Sam Fischer at The Colburn School.  

Besides playing piano and violin, Kyle is also a composer.  He has composed several award-winning pieces, including Toymaker, The Matador and The Castle In the Sky.  Toymaker was composed when he was six and won first prize at the 2014 Music Teacher Association of California Composers Today Competition.  His second composition, The Matador, won first prize at the Golden Key International Music Festival and named National Winner at the US Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Composition Competition in 2019.  Kyle performed his winning composition, The Matador, at the World Composers Recital in Vienna, Austria, and the 2019 National MTNA Conference in Spokane, WA.  His third and newest composition, The Castle In the Sky, won first prize at the 2020 Music Teacher Association of California Composers Today Competition.  He is currently studying composition with Carlton Liu.

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