Semifinal Round I
Frederic Chopin Sonata No.3 in B iVIinor, Op.58 I. Allegro maestoso II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace III. Largo IV. Finale: Presto non tanto
Semifinal Round II
Johann Sebastian Bach Chronnatic Fantasy in D Minor, BWV 903
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata in C Major, Op.53 Waldstein 1. Allegro con brio
Allen Yuan, 16, began piano lessons at the age of five. He was a student of Faye Mao in Troy, Michigan for six years, and currently studies with Arthur Greene at the University of Michigan. After winning the Grand Prize at the 50th Annual World Piano Competition, Young Artist Division, in 2006 in Cincinnati, Allen performed in Carnegie Hall in September of that year. In 2007, he won third place in the solo division at Kingsville International Young Artist Piano Competition in Kingsville, Texas. At Tempe, Arizona in January 2008, he was selected as one of the four finalists of the 3rd Schimmel USASU Young Artists International Junior Piano Competition. In the MTNA 2008-09 competitions, he won first place in Michigan, and second place in the East Central Division. This year, he performed with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra of Michigan as their featured Young Artists Competition winner. Allen is a straight A student at the Detroit Country Day School and is a member of the 2009 U.S. Physics Team. In 2007, he was among the students invited to the White House to meet President Bush as one of the top four winners of the MathCounts National Competition.