Gavin Xi is 9 years old and a fourth grader at Samamtha Smith Elementary. He is a student of Dr. Yelena Balabanova at the International Conservatory Studio since 2017. Gavin actively participated local and international piano competitions, and won multiple rewards. Recent achievements include Gold Medal in SCMTA Sonafest, Gold Medal in Chopin NW competition, Gold Medal in the Pacific Northwest Piano Competition, Gold Medal in EMTA Time Era Festival, Silver Medal in the Pacific International Piano Competition, and Silver Medal in Sweden Northern Lights International Piano festival.
Beside studying and practicing piano, Gavin enjoys reading books, playing soccer, and playing video games.
You can find Gavin’s 2022 Baroque Music Competition piano performance here.