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Sonata No. 32 in Ci Minor, Opus 111, Ludwig von Beethoven - Yixiang Hou

Uploaded On:  Wednesday February 6, 2019

Chinese pianist Yixiang Hou has performed in China, Japan and the U.S. Yixiang has appeared as soloist with the Taiwan Sanchong Orchestra in He Luting Concert Hall, the Shanghai Conservatory Orchestra in Shanghai Concert Hall and NEC Philharmonia in Jordan Hall. He has worked with such conductors as Xiaoou Zhao, Jiahong Liao and Andrew Litton. In 2006, Yixiang made his debut recitals at the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre and Shanghai Conservatory Hall. Yixiang is also very active as a chamber musician, having performed chamber music concerts in Shanghai, Ningbo, Beijing and Boston. Yixiang has been prize winner of various competitions. 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. As a student in Shanghai, Yixiang received the highest honors, including the Tang Scholarship. In 2016, he won NEC Piano Concerto Competition and NEC Piano Honors Competition. Born in China, Yixiang moved to Shanghai at the age of eleven to study with pianists Dachun You and Ting Zhou at the Shanghai Conservatory. Following his studies in Shanghai, Yixiang moved to Boston in 2012, where he began his studies with Wha-Kyung Byun at New England Conservatory. Yixiang completed his Bachelor of Music degree at NEC, as a recipient of the Carol and Robert Henderson Presidential Scholarship. He is currently enrolled in NEC's Master of Music degree program on a full tuition scholarship funded by the Saj-nicole A. Joni Endowed Scholarship Fund, in honor of Patricia Zander. Yixiang continues to study with Ms. Byun.