The 2024 Jury of the Gurwitz International Piano Competition announced the winners. Gold Medal is won by  Yungyung Guo, China. Born in Hong Kong, Yungyung Guo began her piano study at the age of four. After instruction from teachers Jia Xie and Meidan Guo, she graduated from the Affiliated Middle School of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She has been awarded the People’s Scholarship, the Shanghai Scholarship, and the Lily En-Teh New Scholarship.

Yungyung was awarded the Gold Medal with High Distinction from the Manhattan International Music Competition, and first prizes from the World Piano Teachers Association International Piano Competition, San Francisco Artciál International Piano Competition, G-Clef International Music Competition, Pacific Stars International Piano Competition and Orbetello International Piano Competition. She is also a laureate of the NextGen International Piano Competition, WPTA Spain International Piano Competition, WPTA Singapore International Piano Competition, the Sviatoslav Richter International Piano Competition and the « Young Talents” Concerto Competition.

Guo has performed at the Basilica Di San Pietro Concert Hall (Italy), and renowned Chinese venues such as National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing), Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai Concert Hall, Shangyin Opera House, He Luting Concert Hall, Hangzhou Grand Theater, Shangyin Opera House, Ningbo Concert Hall and Hongtai Concert Hall in Xiamen. She has appeared worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician at music festivals, giving an acclaimed performance at Music Fest Perugia with the Brunensis Virtuosi Orchestra under the baton of Gaddiel Dombrowner and with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra under Xiao-ou Zhao.

Yungyung’s top prize at the Manhattan International Competition also led to a recording opportunity under the Orpheus label, with her album to be released soon

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