Hello! My name is Jayden Bautista, and I am a 16 year old living in Texas. I have been playing piano for 10 years, and it has always been my favorite hobby. Ever since my piano teacher introduced me to master composers such as Beethoven, Bach, and Chopin, I have developed a deep interest in learning their music and understanding the composer’s intentions. I believe that playing piano is not only about pressing the right keys and following the score, but also about learning the composer’s history and style to understand how there are color changes, how tension is built up, and how tension is released. The works of these master composers never fail to inspire how I view and analyze classical music.
In the future, I hope to double major in Computer Science and Classical Piano with hopes of becoming a computational chemist and a mature classical pianist.
You can find Jayden’s 2022 Winter Music Competition piano performance here.