From Roswell, Georgia, fourteen-year-old Carey Byron is currently residing in Los Angeles to pursue her music studies in the Colburn School, where she studies with Fabio Bidini and HyeJin Kim. She is a rising tenth-grader in the Oak Crest Academy.
Since beginning her piano studies at the age of four, Carey has won numerous prizes at local, state, and international competitions, including first prize in Los Angeles Young Musician International Competition and International Franz Liszt Piano Competition. Last year, she won a top prize in Redlands Bowl Young Artists Concerto Competition as the youngest contestant in the age group of 13-30.
Carey has performed solo recitals as well as chamber and orchestral performances across the country and overseas, including Carnegie Hall, Zipper Concert Hall, Thayer Hall, Warner Concert Hall, Richard Nixon Presidential Library, Basilica di San Pietro in Vatican City, Cantigny Park, and Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park in Chicago. In the summer of 2018, she was featured in solo recitals at Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music Concert Hall in Zakliczyn, Poland, and Ignacy Jan Paderewski Center in Kaśna Dolna, Poland.
Carey had her orchestral debut in Italy with Virtuosi Brunenses Orchestra, under Uri Segal, at the age of twelve. Since then, she has performed with Hollywood Chamber Orchestra under Frank Paul Fetta, and Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Orchestra under Allan Dennis.
Carey has participated in Colburn, Oberlin, and Aloha piano festivals, Music Fest Perugia in Italy, and Summer Music Summit of Lang Lang International Music Foundation. She has performed in masterclasses for renowned pianists Angela Cheng, Dae-Jin Kim, Yoshikazu Nagai, John O’Conor, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Boris Slutsky, Steven Spooner, Jon Nakamatsu, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. She also enjoys participating in chamber ensembles and collaborations with Colburn Dance Academy.
Selected as a Young Scholar by Lang Lang International Music Foundation, Carey is also a finalist on NPR’s From The Top.