117. Yang (Jack) Gao, piano

Sunday, June 16th, 2024 @2pm | Virtual Concerts series

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Jed Distler, artistic director


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Yang (Jack) Gao, piano
2023 Naumburg Piano Award

Sunday, June 16th, 2024 @2pm

Recorded February 1st, 2024 at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

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Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Transcendental Etudes, S.139, No. 1, “Prelude”

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, Op.26
i. Andante con variazioni
ii. Scherzo: Allegro molto
iii. Maestoso andante: Marcia funebre sulla morte d’un eroe
iv. Allegro

Transcendental Etudes, S.139, No. 11, 12, 6

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Gaspard de la Nuit
i. Ondine
ii. Le gibet
iii. Scarbo

Transcendental Etudes, S.139, No. 5, “Feux Follets”

Jack (Yang) Gao (b. 2003)
Music in Different Shapes
i. ■ ii. ▲ iii. ●

Franz Liszt
Transcendental Etudes, S.139, No. 4, “Mazeppa”


Yang (Jack) Gao, winner of the 2023 Naumburg International Piano Competition (held this past October) is 20 years old and hails from China. He began playing the piano at age four and studying composition at age nine. In 2016, he entered Middle School affiliated to the China Conservatory of Music to study piano with Tianhong Tan, and composition with Xin Xie. Additional studies were with Huiqiao Bao, Xu Fei, and Elmar Gasanov. Currently a sophomore at The Julliard School he studies with Jerome Lowenthal. Among his awards include at Juilliard: the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition and winner of the concerto competition. His recent performances include playing John Corigliano’s Piano Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra conducted by Simone Young and performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with En Shao and the Orchestra Academy of China Conservatory of Music.