Jiacheng Xiong

Age: 18

Citizenship: China

Teacher: Robert McDonald

Jiacheng Xiong is a student at the Curtis Institute of Music where he studies with Robert McDonald. Prior to entering Curtis, he attended the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, where he was awarded eight scholarships for outstanding professional excellence. He has performed in recital in the famed Salle Cortot in Paris, and appeared on NPR’s From the Top. In 2013 he was awarded first prize in the First Korea International Competition for Young Pianists and second prize at Steinway’s Fourth Youth Competition.

Repertoire

FIRST ROUND

Chopin
Nocturne in G Major, Op. 37, No. 2

Moszkowski
Etude No. 13 in A-flat Minor

Debussy
Préludes, Book II
III. “La puerta del Vino”
IV. “Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses”
VI. “Général Lavine – eccentric”

Barber
Piano Sonata in E-flat Minor, Op. 26
IV. Fuga: Allegro con spirito

SECOND ROUND

Chopin
Etude in C Major, Op. 10, No. 7 (“Toccata”)

Beethoven
Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

Bach
Prelude and Fugue in G Minor WTC II: No. 16, BWV 861

Chopin
Preludes, Op. 28

FINAL ROUND

Chopin
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
I. Maestoso

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