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THE SCOOP | Toronto’s Yike (Tony) Yang Reaches Second Round At Leeds International Piano Competition

By Michael Vincent on July 29, 2021

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Toronto-based Canadian pianist Yike (Tony) Yang (22-years-old) has reached the second round of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition.

The only Canadian in the competition, Yang will be competing in the second round from September 8–10. Semi-finals begin on September 12–14, with finals rounds between September 17-18.

Hometown Favourite

At 15, Yang became the youngest Chopin prize winner in history at the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition. At his last major competition, he placed a respectable 15th at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Yang is currently studying at Harvard University and the New England Conservatory of Music under Alexander Korsantia. In Toronto, he studied at the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists at The Royal Conservatory of Music.

More On Leeds

  • The competition, hosted in the Great Hall at Leeds University, has been launching the global careers of young pianists since 1963.
  • Star Chinese pianist Lang Lang is the competition’s global ambassador.
  • Meet the full list of competitors [HERE]

Want to follow along? Medici.tv will be streaming all performances for free, live and on-demand [HERE].

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