The 26th Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill
July 20 to August 13, 2017
Concerts and Master Classes

Friday, July 28, 2017,  2:30 PM


Boswell Recital Hall
Walnut Hill School, Natick, MA

Concerto Competition
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini




YuHang Li, first prize

Born in Dalian, China, 17 years old Yuhang Li started his piano training as a hobby with Ms. Ling Chen at the age of six. Beside music, he has also explored his other talents such as drawing and martial arts, and has won gold medal twice in the Hong Kong International Kungfu Competition. When Yuhang was ten, he composed his first piece and convinced his parents to support him on his further music studies. Since then, he had studied piano with Ms. Yang Yang and Ms. Zhuoyi Li. In 2012, he won the first place of the 58th Grotrian Steinweg Schumann competition.
Later that year he went to Austria to study with professor
Nikolaus Wiplinger for three months. During that time, 12 year-old
Yuhang won the first prize in the 14-16 year-old division of the European
International Music competition of Moncalieri in Turin, Italy, and
was honored with special award in the competition.

At the age of 13, Yuhang moved to United States to continue his music training, started with the Walnut Hill Music Festival in MA. Later in 2014, he attended Piano Texas Music Festival and performed Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as one of the winners in the concerto competition. In 2015 he attended Heartland Chamber Music Festival.
He is currently studying with Dr. Matti Raekallio
in the Juilliard School Precollege Division.

Betty Zhang, second prize

Orchestra reduction by Feng Niu

~Jury Panel~
(in alphabetical order)

Prof. Bruce Brubaker
Prof. Victor Cayres
Prof. Pi-Hsien Chen
Prof. Roberto Poli


Channing Yu:
Music Director and Conductor of Mercury Orchestra


Steinway piano provided by M. Steinert & Sons

Thank you for your generous contribution to
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts

Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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