Diamond Bar, California Chapter President
My name is Andrew Shi, a rising junior at Diamond Bar High School. I have won numerous awards in state, national, and international piano competitions. I was the first prize winner of the San Jose International Piano Competition, the recipient of the “Most Promising Young Talent”, and a three-time state first place of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) State Piano Solo and Concerto Competitions.
My other recent accolades include the 2020 National YoungArts winner, the 2019 and 2020 Spotlight winner, and first prizes at the Los Angeles International Piano Competition. As the first prize winner of both the Gail Newby Concerto Competition and Robert Turner Piano Concerto Competition, I performed with the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra and the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra. An active chamber musician, I also received top prizes in the MTAC State VOCE Competition. In 2020, I was accepted by prestigious competitions and music festivals such as the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, the Southeastern Piano Festival and Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, and the Tanglewood Music Festival.
I started playing the piano at the age of five and, at six, performed at Carnegie Hall. My passion for music has driven me in all aspects of my academic studies and extracurricular activities. I pursue my passion in biology and was a silver medalist at the 2019 and 2020 British Biology Olympiad. I’m joining Aerovate because I hope to not only impart my passion for music and academics but to spread optimism and character for life.