Henry Yao, from California, began piano study at the age of six. He is a distinguished honor student and a dedicated musician. He is passionate about music, enjoys playing piano as a way to express himself. He has participated and performed in multiple regional, national, and international competitions, and has been active in performing at community events and local medical foundations to bring music to local community. Some of his achievements include first-place winner at 2019-2023 American Protégé Piano and Strings Competitions with Judge’s Distinction for 3 years in a row, first-place winner in Competition of Romantic Music 2019-2022, multiple Outstanding Gold Medalist Awards with scholarships at US Open Music Competition, first place awards at International Music Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso 2021-22, first place awards at 2019-2022 Elite International Music Competition, etc.