Chinese pianist Yixiang Hou has performed in China, Japan and the U.S. Yixiang has appeared as soloist with the Taiwan Sanchong Orchestra, the Shanghai Conservatory Orchestra and NEC Philharmonia. He has worked with such conductors as Xiaoou Zhao, Jiahong Liao and Andrew Litton.
At only nine years of age, Yixiang became a prize winner of the 2004 Shanghai Haydn Piano Competition, and in 2009, Yixiang won the Wiesbaden Piano Competition in Shanghai. Yixiang has also received awards in the Tianjin “Flying Melody” Competition and the Steinway Competition of China in Beijing, both in 2009. In 2016, he won NEC Piano Concerto Competition and NEC Piano Honors Competition and a finalist of Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Award in 2018.
Yixiang moved to Shanghai at the age of Nine to study with Dachun You and Ting Zhou at Shanghai Conservatory. He is currently studying with Wha Kyung Byun at the New England Conservatory on a full tuition scholarship.
SEMIFINAL ROUND I
Haydn Sonata in D Major, Hob.XVI:42
Schumann Carnaval, Op.9
SEMIFINAL ROUND II
Liszt Transcendental Etude No.10
Transcendental Etude No.12 “Chasse-neige”
Alkan Le Festin d’Esope
Scriabin Sonata No.9, Op.68
Balakirev Islamey, Op.18
Beethoven Sonata in C Minor, Op.111