Jan 22, 2013
By Michael Kramer
A great honour for a fourteen-year-old Toronto pianist.
Tony Yike Yang has placed first in the prestigious Bösendorfer and Yamaha International Piano Competition in Arizona.
Yang is a scholarship student of The Royal Conservatory’s Young Artists Academy.
He was honoured with the Addona-Burns Award, a Gold Medal and a cash prize of $3,000.
Pianists from 31 countries applied to compete.
Jury members for the 2013 competition included renowned pianist Martha Argerich of Argentina.
Tony studies with James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory.