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‘Rising star’ pianist Xiaohui Yang performs in Cannon Beach

Concert held March 10 at Community Church

Published on March 9, 2018 2:54PM

Pianist Xiaohui Yang

Courtesy Cannon Beach Community Church

Pianist Xiaohui Yang

CANNON BEACH — Pianist Xiaohui Yang from China will give a concert 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Cannon Beach Community Church (132 E. Washington St.).

Xiaohui will perform on the church’s newly acquired 7-foot 2008 Steinway Grand Piano, a show that will include works by Schubert, Ravel, Bartok and Chopin. This concert is sponsored by Portland Piano International and features “rising stars,” emerging concert pianists from around the world. This classical piano concert is free and open to the public.

Xiaohui has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician in performances throughout Asia and North America.

Born in the Chinese town of Liaoning, Xiaohui first studied at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music. She moved to the U.S. in 2008 to attend the Curtis Institute of Music, where she received the Michael and Cecilia Iacovella Capuzzi Memorial Fellowship.

Upon earning her bachelor’s degree in 2013, Xiaohui was awarded Curtis’ Festorazzi Prize for best graduating piano student and was selected for the Curtis On Tour performances in the U.S. and Korea. In 2015, Xiaohui earned her master’s degree at The Juilliard School as a recipient of the Cecilia Felman Piano Scholarship.

Xiaohui lives in Baltimore, where she is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Peabody Conservatory.


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