Semifinal Round I
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata in B-flat Major, K.333 1. Allegro
Robert Schumann Fantaslestucke, Op.12 IV. Grillen III. Warum V. In der Nacht
Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.2, S.244
Semifinal Round II
Frédéric Chopin Barcarolle, Op.60
Alberto Ginastera Danzas Argentines, Op.2 I. Danza del viejo boyero II. Danza de la moza donosa III. Danza del gaucho matrero
Connie Kim-Sheng began piano lessons with her mother at the age of three, and has been studying with John Perry for the past five years. Her past teachers include Juli Kim, Sarkis Baltaian, Vivien Fan and Aaron McCIaskey. Under full scholarships, Connie has attended the Morningside Music Bridge program in Canada for four summers, the Pan Pacific Music Festival in Sydney, Australia and the Warsaw Piano Workshop in Poland. She has performed in masterclasses with Marc Durand, Gary Graffman, Angela Cheng, Anton Kuerti, and Christopher Elton. She is a recipient of YMF Scholarships and the Mark Ray Memorial Scholarship and, in 2005, was a featured pianist on the NPR radio program “From the Top.” Connie has been featured as a soloist with the Rio Flondo Symphony, Verde Valley Sinfonietta, and Cal State Northridge Orchestra. She performed with the YMF Debut Orchestra in April, ’09. Her awards include first places in the Young Musicians Foundation National Debut Concerto Competition, Rio Hondo Young Artist Concerto Competition, Los Angeles Liszt International Competition, the Bronislaw Kaper Awards for Young Artists held by the LA Philharmonic and the 2009 California MusicFest. Connie was also a finalist in the Beethoven Young Artist Competition and the Schimmel International Competition. She received second place in the concerto category of both the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition and the International Concerto Competition in Calgary. Since the age of 12, Connie has been involved in an extensive number of chamber groups; as a chamber musician, she has received numerous awards and had performances broadcast on the radio. Most recently, she was a prizewinner and a finalist at the Eastman Young Artists International Competition.