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Szuyu Rachel Su (Chinese: 蘇思羽, born March 14, 1998) is a Taiwanese classical pianist. She began playing piano at age four and has won many awards. She lives in Tainan, Taiwan.

Szuyu Su (蘇思羽)
Szuyu Su Steinway.jpg
Background information
Birth name蘇思羽
Born (1998-03-14) March 14, 1998 (age 21)
Tainan, Taiwan
GenresClassical
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsPiano
Szuyu Su performing in Carnegie Hall, New York

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StudiesEdit

Rachel began to study piano at the age of four and is now under the instruction of Grace Chung of the Tainan National University of the Arts. She also has been instructed by masters such as Meng-Chieh Liu, Seymour Lipkin, Susan Starr, Yuri Ayrapetyan, Vitali Berzon, Cosmo Buono, Alexander Braginski, Jerome Lowenthal and others.[citation needed] In 2017, she was offered scholarships to study in the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Royal School of Music. She then decided to study at Curtis.[citation needed]

AccomplishmentsEdit

Since an early age, Su showed absolute pitch talent and sight reading[clarify]. In 2006 she participated in the Taipei Arts Festival and was accepted by George Vatchnadze and Boris Slutsky, two masters guides; and by Gergely Boganyi Masters appreciation performed in master classes,[clarify] sponsored by the Council for Cultural Affairs in 2007. On May 26, 2011 she had a solo recital in Taipei National Hall, the same year that she won three international competitions and was invited to play in Carnegie Hall by U.S. music competition organizer American Protégé. On October 5, 2012 she made her orchestra debut with the symphony of National Taipei University of Education playing Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58 in a Steinway piano competition winner's concert.[citation needed]

AwardsEdit

  • 2004: Tainan National Music Competition/Piano ~ first prize
  • 2005: Tainan National Music Competition/Piano ~ first prize
  • 2005: Vienna Music Competition piano National Finals ~ first prize
  • 2006: Tainan National Music Competition/Piano ~ first prize
  • 2006: Vienna Music Competition piano National Finals ~ first prize
  • 2007: Tainan National Music Competition/Piano ~ first prize
  • 2007: 14th Hong Kong Asia Piano Open Children's Group B (skipping children A group) ~ third prize
  • 2007: primary school of the National Student Music Competition Tainan ~ first prize, -national finals ~ fifth prize
  • 2008: Tainan National Music Competition/Piano ~ first prize
  • 2009: 14th Hong Kong Asia Piano Open competition ~ fifth prize, 1st and 2nd not awarded
  • 2009: National Student Music Competition Group A ~ first prize in national finals
  • 2010: Tainan National Music Competition/Piano ~ first prize
  • 2010: YAMAHA National Piano Competition ~ Excellence Award
  • 2011: 16th Asia Piano Open Liszt Competition ~ second prize, solo concert
  • 2011: Best performer of 1st Internet Competition
  • 2011: 1st prize winner of Romantic Music Competition
  • 2011: 1st Prize winner of Music Talent Competition
  • 2011: National Student Music Competition Kaohsiung ~ Excellence Award
  • 2011: International Music Competition in Osaka, Japan ~ the piano Open Group Espoir award
  • 2012: Chopin Piano Competition in Asia (Tokyo, Japan) ~ Silver Medal (Gold Medal not awarded)
  • 2012: Steinway Piano Competition ~ third prize
  • 2015: 17th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland
  • 2015: Leeds International Piano Competition in the UK - Semi-Final Prize

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