Eric Matthew Cisyk, 10, lives in Seattle, WA with his parents and a Siberian fluff ball named Eli. He has been taking piano lessons for the past two years with Angelo Rondello and has just started participating in piano competitions. Eric won the Distinguished Gold Medal (top prize) in the sonatina category at the Seattle International Piano Festival and Competition’s Classical Viennese Festival 2022. He also won the Distinguished Gold Medal in his category at the Seattle International Piano Festival and Competition’s Annual Bach Festival 2022. In addition to playing piano Eric is an avid mountain biker, skier and soccer player. He also loves to read.