Edi Yifan Du

Edi Du, 16 years old and has been studying piano since the age of 8 with Ms. Peyhwan Kuan. Most recently Edi passes the Associate level performance Diploma of the Trinity College of Music, London. In 2021, he is honored to receive the Chopin Polonaise Award for participating in the Chopin Avenue International Piano Competition. He is also the 1st Prize winner in the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition in the Advanced Category. Before the Pandemic, he has participated and placed in many different competitions multiple times at USOMC, at the Senior and Advanced Level. After winning 3rd at American Protégé in 2017 he also performed at Carnegie Hall, New York. Besides playing solo, he enjoyed playing in Piano Duet together with Ray Chen and they were selected to perform for East Bay Music Foundation Chamber Music Festival and they also won at the 2019 USOMC Piano Duet Competition. Besides piano, Edi is also active in sports -both swimming and tennis since he was 7. He was on the school swim team but had to stop due to the Pandemic that started last March. Edi strives to do well academically and received the President’s Education Award Program’s Gold award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in 2019.

You can find Edi’s 2022 Classical Music Competition piano performance here.