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Tony Siqi Yun | La Jolla Music Society
January 21 @ 3:00 pm
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2024 · 3 PM
TONY SIQI YUN, piano
THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL
Musical Prelude · 2 PM
Featuring students from The Colburn School
Gold Medal, First China International Music Competition
“Tony is a true poet of the keyboard. Expressive, and with his own distinct voice, yet elegant and poised.” — Pianist Magazine, 2019
The Canadian-born pianist Tony Siqi Yun recently made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra performing Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He first met Maestro Nézet-Séguin in the final round of the inaugural China International Music Competition in 2019, where he went on to win First Prize and a Gold Medal performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1. Other recent concerto performances have included the Cleveland Orchestra (Tchaikovsky), Toronto and Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal (Clara Schumann) and the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris (Beethoven).
Tony regularly performs solo recitals in both Europe and North America. Recent and future highlights include his debuts at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Luxembourg and in North America the Vancouver Recital Society and Gilmore Rising Stars Series. At the Kissinger KlavierOlymp in 2022 he was awarded two prizes.
Tony has a long-standing relationship with the China Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he has toured and also appeared as soloist in the 2019 CCT New Year’s Concert. He has also performed with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. He is a recipient of the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship at the Juilliard School where he studies with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Matti Raekallio.