Born in Hong Kong, 17-year-old pianist Tiffany Poon (潘活活) is widely praised as one of the world’s best young talents. Her unique musical talent was soon discovered when she began playing piano at the age of 4. At age 8, she was accepted into the Juilliard School Pre-College Division on a full scholarship.
Tiffany made her concerto debut at the age of 10. Since then, she has given solo recitals across the United States, as well as in Canada, Italy, Germany, Russia, Australia and China. She has also appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras in the United States and Europe.
In 2009, Tiffany was selected as Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist and was featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top,” which showcases America’s best young classical musicians. In 2014, she has been named a 2014 National YoungArts Winner in recognition of her exceptional artistic achievement in classical music. Recently, Tiffany released her debut album “Natural Beauty” produced by Kawai Pianos in Germany.
Among her many accomplishments, Tiffany recently won first prizes at Chopin International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow (2012), Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition in New York (2013) and Juilliard School Pre-College Piano Concerto Competition (2014); as well as second prize at the 10th Chopin Golden Ring Piano Competition in Slovenia (2014).
Tiffany currently attends the Columbia University/Juilliard School exchange program on a full scholarship and studies piano with Joseph Kalichstein at Juilliard. She has also been named a John Jay Scholar by Columbia University for her remarkable academic and extracurricular achievements.
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潘活活生於香港, 自幼顯露非凡的音樂天份。 4歲學習鋼琴，8歲獲茱莉亞音樂學院取錄及獲頒全額獎學金，9歲負笈美國。她獨特的音樂天賦被譽為當今最傑出的青年天才藝術家之一。
活活自十歳起便應邀到世界各地舉行鋼琴獨奏會, 並多次聯同歐美著名樂團演出, 廣受歡迎。足跡遍及美國、 加拿大、意大利、德國、俄羅斯、澳洲及中國等地。
活活不僅於2009年獲選為Jack Kent Cooke 青年藝術家, 且於2014年榮獲美國傑出青年藝術家成就獎。此外, 她最近推出的首張個人專輯《Natural Beauty》，大獲好評。
活活屢獲多個國際鋼琴比賽冠軍大獎，其中包括莫斯科蕭邦國際青年鋼琴家大賽 (2012)、紐約考夫曼音樂中心國際青年鋼琴大賽 (2013)、茱莉亞音樂學院鋼琴協奏曲大賽 (2014) 及斯洛文尼亞第10屆蕭邦金指環鋼琴大賽亞軍 (2014) 。
活活現就讀於紐約哥倫比亞大學, 並獲選為John Jay學者及獲全額獎學金, 以表揚她在學術及藝術方面的卓越成就。她同時繼續在茱莉亞音樂學院學習鋼琴, 師承 Prof. Joseph Kalichstein。