Hao-Wei Lin

Taiwan I Age 14

Hao-Wei Lin enjoys studying geography in his free time, which fits with one of his favorite results of playing the piano: “Music takes me all over the world to meet new friends.” He gave his first recital at the age of 10, and has performed in Taiwan, Canada, China, the United States, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. His international young artist competition achievements include first-place finishes at Bradshaw & Buono in New York and Grotrian-Steinweg in Germany, as well as prizes at Cleveland, Aarhus, Ettlingen, and Fryderyk Chopin (Poland). He currently attends Taipei Municipal Zhongzheng Junior High School and studies piano with Chun-Chieh Yen.

“Music is like air to me. It can calm my mind and allows me to mature. I love the French composer Ravel, whose music reflects the real world we live in—his work has vibrant emotions and vivid colors, full of imagination.”

Repertoire

Preliminary Round

COUPERIN Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou Les Maillotins

BACH Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp Minor, BWV 863

SCRIABIN Etude in B Major, op. 8, no. 4

RACHMANINOV Prelude in G Major, op. 32, no. 5

DEBUSSY Pour les huit doigts from Etudes, Book I

LISZT La leggierezza from Three Concert Etudes

 

Quarterfinal Round

CHOPIN Nocturne in D-flat Major, op. 27, no. 2

HAYDN Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32

SCHUMANN Kinderszenen, op. 15

 

Semifinal Round

LIEBERMANN Nocturne No. 4, op. 38

RAVEL Miroirs

 

Final Round

RAVEL Concerto in G Major