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Born in Hong Kong, pianist Tiffany Poon (潘活活) is widely praised as one of the world’s best young talents. She has been thrilling audiences around the world with her brilliant virtuosity and sensitive musicianship.
Tiffany began piano lessons at the age of 4. At age 8, she was accepted into the Juilliard School Pre-College Division on a full scholarship. She made her concerto debut at the age of 10. Since then, she has given solo recitals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and China, and has also appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras in the United States and Europe. She has performed a wide range of repertoire, displaying exceptional sensitivity to various styles.
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 Emanuel Ax and Joseph Kalichstein at Juilliard. She has also been named a John Jay Scholar by Columbia University, an honor that recognizes her remarkable academic and extracurricular achievements.
她不僅於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，她出眾的音樂﹐才華備受美國音樂界的肯定及讚賞。此外，她最近推出的首張個人專輯《Natural Beauty》，大獲好評。
她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) ，以及斯洛文尼亞第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 John Jay 學者殊榮及獲全額獎學金，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 Emanuel Ax 及 Joseph Kalichstein。