Shigeru Kawai is the official piano of
the Dallas International Piano Competition.

Jiawei Yuan

Jiawei Yuan

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Jiawei Yuan was born in Datong, China. He began his piano lessons at the age of five and went on to study at the Shenzhen Arts School, Central Conservatory of Music piano academy at Gulangyu, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and University of Houston. He successfully earned both Performing Artist Certificate and Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of Andrew Parr at Stephen F. Austin State University. Jiawei’s previous private piano lesson teachers also include Nancy Weems, Alvin Chow, Meng Lu, Ming Yang, Chengzong Yin, Mingyi Wu, and Meng Bian. His masterclass teachers include Stephen Hough, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Robert McDonald, Yoheved Kaplinsky, John Owings, Marc Silverman, Douglas Humpherys, Nelita True, David Korevaar, Lee Kum Sing, and Ning An. He started broadening his musical perspectives by participating in the Interharmony International Music Festival in Italy, Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival in Florida, and earning awards from the 14th Hong Kong Open Piano Competition, 9th Russian International Music Piano Competition, Ruth Burr Piano Competition, and 64th Wideman International Piano Competition. As a soloist, he performed in Hongtai Concert Hall in Xiamen, China; Beijing Concert Hall; Severence Hall in Cleveland; Dudley Recital Hall and Moores Opera House at University of Houston; Cole Concert Hall in Stephen F. Austin State University; Recital Hall in Arcidosso, Italy; Wold performing center at Lynn University. As a chamber musician, he performed duo, trio, and quintet in Moores Opera House; trio performance in Recital Hall in Arcidosso, Italy; trio and quartet performance in Lynn Conservatory’s Recital Hall. Currently, Jiawei is pursuing his master’s degree at the Lynn Conservatory of Music in the studio of Professor Roberta Rust. Besides playing the piano, he also attends symphony concerts, operas, and other vocal or instrumental recitals regularly. In addition to music, he always rides his bike, goes to swimming, plays bowling, soccer, table tennis, billiard, badminton, watches movies and dramas. He enjoys life just as he enjoys playing the piano.

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