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Apsinthion Artist Management is proud to represent a select group of the world’s most promising classical pianists. Our artists are not just performers; they are storytellers whose music echoes the depth of human experience.
Elisey Mysin was born in 2010 in Stavropol, Russia. Elisey began to study piano at the age of four. Today he is studying at the Central Music School and Academy of Art in Moscow with Professor Natalia Trull and Professor Daniil Tsvetkov. Elisey Mysin is a prizewinner of international competitions, including the "Astana Piano Passion" international piano competition (2017, Kazakhstan), Vladimir Krainev online international piano competition (2020, Moscow, I prize), Vladimir Krainev international piano competition (2021, Moscow, I prize), 4th Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians (2022, China, I prize), and International Schumann Competition Düsseldorf (2023, Germany, I prize), as well as the Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists (2023, USA, I prize). He is the winner of the Artist Category and Audience Choice Award at the Nashville International Chopin Piano Competition (2023, USA I prize). Elisey has collaborated with orchestras such as the State Academic Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Symphony Orchestra, Leningrad Region Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra, and more. He has performed in prestigious concert venues such as Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow), Zaryadye Moscow Concert Hall, Bolshoy Theatre (Moscow), Moscow International House of Music, and many others. He has appeared in renowned festivals including the "Russian Seasons" (Italy, 2018), "The Amadeus Weekend" (Austria, 2018), "Classical Young Stars" (Austria, 2018), Arturo Michelangeli International Music Festival (Trento, Italy, 2019), "Baikal Stars," "InClassica" International Music Festival (Dubai, UAE, 2021), "Bieszczady Bez Granic" (Sanok, Poland, 2022, main prize of the festival), and "International Keyboard Odyssiad & Festival" (Colorado, USA, 2023). Elisey participated in masterclasses with Mikhail Voskresensky, Andrzej Yasinsky, and Eugen Indjic. Elisey is a scholarship recipient and an active participant of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation, "New Names" International Charity Foundation, and "Yamaha" Foundation.
Born in 2009 in Shanghai, China, Zhiqian began his piano studies at the tender age of three and a half. Since 2015, he has been under the tutelage of Professor Kuanwen Wang at the Music Middle School Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He is currently in the ninth grade at this prestigious institution. Zhiqian exhibits a profound passion for classical music and a lasting fascination with the piano. His favorite composer is Chopin, and he has played several of Chopin's works in various genres. Over the next two semesters, he plans to study all 24 preludes and the Concerto No.1 of Chopin. Additionally, he has explored a wide repertoire including pieces from the Baroque, Classical, and Impressionist periods, as well as compositions by contemporary greats such as Wild-Gershwin, Kapustin, and Tan Dun. Since the 2022 academic year, Zhiqian has also been involved in chamber music, specifically playing in a piano trio. His performances are marked by a strong desire for expression and an ability to communicate with the composer across time and space. He has graced stages in numerous prestigious venues, including the Shanghai Music Hall, He Luting Concert Hall, the Music Hall of Xiamen International Conference Center, and the Horowitz Concert Hall of Steinway House. In addition to his performance achievements, Zhiqian has distinguished himself in numerous piano competitions. He has garnered top prizes in major competitions, such as becoming the Champion of the 2023 Fifth US Music Certification Exams Piano Open Competition Finals, and winning the Gold Prize in the 2022 3rd Warsaw International Youth Piano Competition China Finals. In 2021, he secured the Second Prize at the Shanghai International Music Festival Piano Competition. In May of this year, he was selected for the prestigious 30th International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia, Poland. Furthermore, he has been a consistent recipient of the Niu Ende and RENMIN scholarships throughout his middle school years. Most notably, Zhiqian achieved a significant milestone by winning the Gold Medal in the Young Musician II category of the 2023 Nashville International Chopin Piano Competition, further cementing his status as a rising star in the world of classical piano.
Kenneth Chen is a full scholarship student at The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists in Toronto, Canada. Kenneth's piano journey began at the age of 5, captivating audiences and judges alike with his thoughtful and musical interpretations. Since he was nine, he has been studying under the guidance of Dr. Michael Berkovsky. Additionally, Kenneth has had the privilege of participating in master classes with esteemed professors such as Hong-Kuan Chen, Asaf Zohar, Katarzyna Popova-Zydron, Alexander Korsantia, and Ilya Itin. Throughout his young career, Kenneth has amassed an impressive array of accolades in Youth Music Festivals and Competitions. His victories include the 1st Prize in the 2022 Spotlight International Piano Competition, Best of the Classes at OFMA 2021, 1st Prize in the 2020 Liszt Center International Piano Competition in Spain, 1st Prize in the 2020 Piano League International Competition, the Gold Award in the WPTA - Finland International Piano Competition 2022, and the 2nd Prize in the 2020 Young Euregio Piano Award International Competition in Germany. In June 2022, Kenneth made his orchestral debut with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor in Van Cliburn Hall, Texas. In addition to his musical pursuits, Kenneth has excelled in sports as well. He is a former member of the Canadian Badminton Junior National Team and has won a silver and a bronze medal for Canada at the Junior Pan Am Badminton Championship in Brazil. A recent highlight in Kenneth's musical journey was his success at the 2023 Nashville International Chopin Piano Competition, where he won the 2nd Prize (tied) and the Best Nocturne Prize, showcasing his exceptional talent and dedication to the piano.
Galileo Skye Chrisman Caro
Galileo Skye Chrisman Caro is a bicultural pianist, raised in both Los Angeles and Puerto Rico. His exceptional talent and unique relationship with the piano have been recognized since an early age, leading to numerous first-place awards in various competitions. These include the Glendale Piano Competition (2019), the CAPMT District IX Honors Competition (2020), the MTAC Scholarship Competition (2021), the LA International Liszt Competition (2022), and both the District IX and Statewide CAPMT Honors Competitions (2023). Beyond classical concerts and recitals, Galileo is passionate about sharing his music in diverse settings. A cherished memory is receiving a formal proclama from the mayor of his family's hometown in Rincón, Puerto Rico. This honor was in gratitude for his performances at festive holiday-evening art walks in the town square during the 2021/2022 Christmas Season. On these occasions, Galileo played pieces like Bach's E-minor Toccata, Beethoven's Tempest Sonata, and the Schumann/Liszt Widmung. Additionally, he led the community in singing traditional Puerto Rican Villancicos Navideños and Christmas carols, creating unforgettable moments. Galileo aspires to continue sharing his growing repertoire, now including favorites from Frédéric Chopin, with audiences from various backgrounds. Currently, as a sophomore music major at the Los Angeles High School for the Performing Arts, Galileo continues his piano studies under the guidance of Ivana Grubelic Malo, with whom he has been studying since 2014. In a recent notable achievement, Galileo tied for the 2nd Prize at the 2023 Nashville International Chopin Piano Competition, further exemplifying his remarkable skill and dedication as a pianist.
“I feel playing piano is a way to express myself, beyond any words. I love piano. Piano is a hard instrument to learn, but the process is worth it. I want to bring the audience the emotional stories of their own past and present and to be comforted by the sounds.” Katherine Asia Hibbs (Kate), born on 19 April 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, is a young pianist of Swiss, French, and American heritage. At only 10 years old, Kate has already shown exceptional talent in classical piano. Since the age of four, Kate has been studying under Dr. Jo Anne Link at Crocus Hills Studios in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. In January 2023, Kate and her family relocated to Singapore, where she continued her piano studies with Professor Albert Tiu, head of the keyboard division at the Singapore National University, YST Conservatory. Kate's accolades include being the first prize winner of the Little Mozart International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall in 2022 and the Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso Austria 2022. She also achieved the platinum medalist title in the Quebec Music Competition 2022 and won second prize in numerous competitions, including American Protégé 2022, International Grand Music Competition 2022, Artciál International Piano Competition San Francisco 2022, Singapore International Music Competition 2022, and Frost Young Artist Piano Competition Miami, where she also received the award for Best Baroque Performance. Recently, Kate has added more impressive achievements to her resume. She won the Platinum winner of the Concerto Category and the Best Concerto Award from the World Piano Teachers Association Singapore. Furthermore, she received the Absolute Award (scoring 98.5/100) in the Singapore International Music Competition and has been invited to perform at the state-of-the-art Esplanade Concert Hall on 26 December 2023. Additionally, she is travelling to Tianjin Juilliard on 12 December for the 11th Steinway Grand Final China. For the upcoming year, Kate is already scheduled to participate in the Perugia Music Festival in Italy from 23 July to 1 August. She is also planning to enter the Ettlingen International Piano Competition in Germany from 4-11 August. Tentatively, she is considering participation in the PianoTexas Festival and Kaufman International Youth Piano Competition 2024 in New York City, depending on the timeline and her repertoire preparations. Kate's passion for music extends beyond the piano; she enjoys playing chess, speaking multiple languages, drawing, arts and crafts, and playing with her friends. Her recent achievement of winning 3rd prize in the Young Musician I category of the 2023 Nashville International Chopin Piano Competition further cements her status as a rising star in the classical piano world.
Qizhen Wang, 21 years old, commenced his piano studies at the age of 4 and has been under the guidance of Professor Peng Chieh Sun since he was 9. He studied at the Music Middle School Attached to Xinghai Conservatory of Music and was selected for the innovative talent training program there. Currently, he is pursuing his studies at the New England Conservatory of Music with Professors Alexander Korsantia and Marc-Andre Hamelin. He achieved third place (as first place was not awarded), as well as the Best Chopin Etude and Best Commissioned Work awards, in the 7th Tbilisi International Competition, representing the only Chinese contestant from the semi-final stage. His accolades extend to numerous prizes in both domestic and international competitions, including the First Prize in the Middle School Division of Yamaha Scholarship in 2019, the First Prize U17 in the 6th China Merchants Bank Sunflower Cup National Children Piano Competition in 2018, and the First Prize of Yangtze River Piano Concerto Scholarship in 2018. Qizhen was also the Sixth Prize winner in the Junior Division of the 1st Fryderyk Chopin Beijing International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in 2016, the Third Prize in the Junior Middle Group of Yanzi Cup Piano Competition in 2014, the Second Prize in the Junior Group of Changjiang Cup Piano Competition in 2013, and the First Prize in the Youth Group of Shenzhen Piano Open Village in 2012. In 2020, he was selected for the Seoul International Piano Competition in South Korea, making him the youngest participant. Throughout his musical journey, Qizhen has received guidance from esteemed masters including Dina Yoffe, Frank Wibaut, Aquiles DELLE VIGNE, Michel Dalberto, Leonel Morales, Klaus Kauffman, Pavel Gililov, Claudius Tanski, Wolfgang Bruner, Rolf Plagge, Eleanor Wong, Huang Yilun, Ying Wu, and others. Beyond his musical pursuits, Qizhen's interests encompass conducting, which he studied for 7 years with the renowned conductor Guanrong Yao, and singing, which he honed for 2 years under the instruction of Professor Xizhen Wang. He also enjoys reading, acting, hosting, and playing football. Qizhen actively participates in various school-organized activities and charitable performances, consistently delivering outstanding performances. In October 2023, Qizhen won 5th prize in the Nashville International Chopin Piano Competition.
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