1st prize winner of the Beethovenfest Bonn 2012
Born in 1986, Jingge Yan began his piano study at the age of four. Jingge’s talent for the piano was evident very early on. He won national and international competitions right from the beginning, including first prizes in “Cadenza” National Piano Competition for young artists, “Hope” Cup International Piano Competition for young artists, and “Gulangyu” International Piano Competition.
Jingge studied at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio (USA) with Prof. Peter Takacs and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree for piano and organ. During his study at Oberlin Conservatory, Jingge won “John Elvin” Prize for the most talented junior student. In 2010, he was also elected a member of “Pi Kappa Lambda” Society for his outstanding scores at graduation.
Jingge is now pursuing his master’s degree at University Mozarteum Salzburg under Prof. Pavel Gililov. Recently, Jingge won the first prize, along with a special prize for chamber music, in International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn. His concert engagements reach Aisa, Europe and America.
In addition to piano playing, he also actively writes articles for the music and culture sections of a number of magazines and newspapers.