Jin Wenbing – 3rd Prize

Acclaimed by the music critic of Singapore as: "…a pianist who expresses the greatest joy and wonderment in his playing. Everything comes across as fresh and unhackneyed, as he has always something interesting to convey…”

Wenbin has started playing piano at age of 5. At the age of 12, he got into The middle school attached to the central conservatory of Music in Beijing under Professor Zhang Jin with highest score at that time. At the age of 18, he got into Yale University to study with Boris Berman, where he received certificate of performance at 2009.From fall of 2009 till now, he is studying with Mr. Hung-Kuan Chen in New England conservatory, Boston, USA. From coming fall of 2013, he will start studying with Boris Berman at Yale School of music.

He participated and won many important competitions, most recently, he has won 2nd prize in China International Piano competition (Xiamen); he has also won the top prize best performance of commissioned work, and best Chinese contestant prizes in the 6th Shanghai International Piano competition. As a prize engagement, he will gave make recital and Concerto appearance in Shanghai and Beijing in year of 2013, and will perform in the Piano festival of Singapore in following year. Besides, he has won the top prizes in the Missouri southern International piano competition, Toyama Piano comeptition, and China national Piano competition. He was also semi-finalist in the prestigious Clara- Haskil Competition 2011.

He had played many recitals all over the world, such as USA, Holland, Italy, Canada, Japan, S.Korea, France, Germany, Australia, and Taiwan. He has performed with many orchestras such as Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic orchestra, Macau Philharmonic Orchestra, and NEC string Chamber Orchestra. Beside solo activity, Mr. Jin is well-known as a collaborative pianist and chamber music player. He performed with many renowned musicians such as Xi Chen, Dami Kim, and Sejong Soloists, in many important musical venues such as Kumho Music series, Rising Star series of GMMFS, Yale school of music chamber music association, and New England Conservatory’s Chamber music sessions. He has been appointed as an official collaborative pianist for last 5-years in Great Mountain music festival in Korea; his trio toured and gave recitals in major cities in China year of 2009.

Mr. Jin had closely worked with many world-acclaimed musicians, including Jian Wang, Aldo Parisot, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Ani Kavafian, Frans Helmerson, Miriam Fried, David Shifrin, and Alfred Brendel.