Yechong (Eric) Shan began piano studies in his native city of Shanghai, China and continued his studies with Dr. Ivona Kaminska after moving to Washington State. His most recent awards include first prize in the Washington State Outstanding Artist Competition in 2018, silver medalist and teacher’s favorite prize in Seattle International Piano Festival in 2019, first prize in the 2018 and 2020 Crescendo International Music Competition, first place in Simon Fiset Competition in 2019 and 2021, third place in 2020 WSMTA Outstanding Artist Competition senior division, first place in 2022 Carmel Klavier International Piano Festival solo category, joint-winner of the NLMF Concerto Competition in Minnesota, gold in Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle Competition, and gold medals in SIPF Bach Festivals, Classical Festivals and Virtuoso Festivals. Outside of playing piano, Eric also enjoys listening to different genres of music, arranging, hiking, skiing, and travelling.
You can find Eric’s 2022 Classical Music Competition piano performance here.
You can find Eric’s 2022 International Piano Competition performance here.