Matthew Phan

Matthew Phan

Matthew Phan of Jacksonville, Florida, is a rising junior at Bishop Kenny High School. He currently studies piano with Peggy Edwards; his former teacher is Mary Lou Krosnick. He has won awards at the local, state, and national levels. In 2015 and 2016, Matthew was a second place winner in the American Protégé International Piano Competition and twice performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York City. Matthew has won in the Florida Federation of Music Clubs piano solo and concerto categories since 2015 and first place in the Greater Jacksonville Piano Competition since 2016. He is a three time first place winner of Friday Musicale’s Outstanding Young Pianists Competition in the solo, concerto, and ensemble categories and performed in the winners’ concert. In 2017, Matthew won first place in the Florida State Music Teachers Association Junior Piano Concerto Competition. In 2019, he won first place in the Orlando Steinway and Sons Division II Piano Competition. In 2020, Matthew was named First Place winner of Florida’s Music Teachers National Association Junior Piano Performance Competition and the Junior Chopin Prize. In 2021, he was named a recipient of the National Chopin Foundation Scholarship. Most recently, he won first place in the 2022 Florida State Music Teacher’s Association Senior Concerto Competition. 
At school, Matthew is a First Honors student and a member of the National Spanish Honor Society. He also plays extensively for his school and church. In addition, he is the principal pianist of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (JSYO) Philharmonic.

You can find Matthew’s 2022 18th Century Music Competition piano performance here.