Guest Blog post by Hanqing Chang
2013 Artist Division Semifinalist
2014 Artist Division Competitor
Being a part of various World Piano Competition events has been my pleasure. WPC has different kinds of events for different communities and through this, I’ve been given opportunities to share my music with other people. The audiences are always really great; they love the music a lot and they have the passion about the music.
When I played at Maple Knoll Village, a Cincinnati-area retirement community, the audience loved my performance. They had a lot of interesting questions about the music and my background and I really enjoyed performing for them.
I’ve been given opportunities to share my music with other people
The Bach Beethoven Brahms performance (now known as Hammers, Strings & Keys) is one of the most special events I have ever attended. That was my first time to play a recital for an audience of kids only, and hundreds of them were there. They absolutely loved the music. Will White (CSO Assistant Conductor) and I introduced different composers from different time periods and the kids were so engaged. They liked the composers from the classical period quite a bit!
I hope the WPC will continue to grow and give artists more chances to share our music with people who really love it.
Hanqing Chang started playing the piano at the age of 4 and began her formal music education at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music at age 12. She received a Master of Music from from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Music Arts at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Chang has won several piano competitions, including First Prizes at the College-Conservatory of Music Piano Concerto Competition, 3rd Wiesbaden International Piano Competition, as well as Second Prize in the Asian Youth Music International Competition.
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Congratulations to our finalists! They will perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, June 28th at 7 pm in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium to compete for the grand prize.
Purchase your tickets to the finals round.
Reed Tetzloff 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Sangyoung Kim 8:10PM – 9:10PM
Feng Bian 9:20PM – 10:20PM
Moye Chen 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Sung-Soo Cho 8:10PM – 9:10PM
Anastasiya Naplekova 9:20PM – 10:20PM
For more information and tickets, please visit our website.
Vote for your favorite competitor throughout the competition by texting their code to 33733. There will be a vote with each round of the competition. During the first round, all 24 competitors will be eligible. During the semi finals, only 6 will be eligible (which six will be announced on Tuesday night). During the finals, only 3 will be eligible (these three will be announced on Thursday night). Results will be announced via text, Facebook and Twitter.
Kayoung An: VOTEAN
Feng Bian: VOTEBIAN
Hanqing Chang: VOTECHANG
Moye Chen: VOTECHEN
Sung-Soo Cho: VOTECHO
Baron Fenwick: VOTEFENWICK
Maria Fuller: VOTEFULLER
Kara Huber: VOTEHUBER
Vladimir Khomyakov: VOTEKHOMYAKOV
Hyun Jung Kim: VOTEHYUNJUNG
Sangyoung Kim: VOTESANGYOUNG
Youkyoung Kim: VOTEYOUKYOUNG
Sanghie Lee: VOTELEE
Anastasiya Naplekova: VOTENAPLEKOVA
Igor Pancevski: VOTEPANCEVSKI
Jiuming Shen: VOTEJIUMING
Shizhe Shen: VOTESHIZHE
Reed Tetzloff: VOTETETZLOFF
Julan Wang: VOTEWANG
Hyun ji You: VOTEYOU
Wanting Zhao: VOTEZHAO
MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
Reed Tetzloff 9:00AM – 9:40AM
Hyun ji You 9:40AM – 10:20AM
Maria Fuller 10:35AM – 11:15AM
Baron Fenwick 11:15AM – 11:55AM
Shizhe Shen 1:30PM – 2:10PM
Hanqing Chang 2:10PM – 2:50PM
Sanghie Lee 3:05PM – 3:45PM
Kayoung An 3:45PM – 4:25PM
Sangyoung Kim 7:00PM – 7:40PM
Feng Bian 7:40PM – 8:20PM
Moye Chen 8:35PM – 9:15PM
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
Igor Pancevski 9:00AM – 9:40AM
Vladimir Khomyakov 9:40AM – 10:20AM
Youkyoung Kim 10:35AM – 11:15AM
Wanting Zhao 11:15AM – 11:55AM
Sung-Soo Cho 1:30PM – 2:10PM
Julan Wang 2:10PM – 2:50PM
Jiuming Shen 3:05PM – 3:45PM
Hyun Jung Kim 3:45PM – 4:25PM
Kara Huber 7:00PM – 7:40PM
Anastasiya Naplekova 7:40PM – 8:20PM
Name: Sanghie Lee
Originally from: South Korea
Last school attended: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Notable performance: First Prize performance at the Beethoven Competition of Korea
Sanghie Lee began studying piano at the age of 5. She has won First Prize at several major competitions in Korea, including the Beethoven Competition of Korea, Piano Duo Association of Korea Concours, Yonsei University Concerto Competition, and the Haneum Music Competition of Korea.
Ms. Lee has performed in numerous solo recitals, chamber recitals, music festivals, and concerts in Korea and the United States. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Yonsei University College of Music, and obtained a Performer’s Diploma at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.