Ethan Yuen, seventeen, is a junior from Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. He started learning piano when he was five and is currently a student of Professor Hans Boepple at Santa Clara University.
Ethan won his first competition at age seven. As the winner at Texas State International Piano Festival, Peninsula Symphony Concerto Competition, American Fine Arts Festival International Concerto Competition, and El Camino Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, he has performed as soloist with various orchestras.
Over the past few years, he has won prizes in Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, Ross McKee Piano Competition, Young Pianists’ Beethoven Competition, Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, Cooper Piano Festival Competition, Music Teachers’ Association of California Competition, and California Association of Professional Music Teachers Competition.
Ethan has attended Music@Menlo Chamber Music Young Performers Program, Texas State International Piano Festival, Southeastern Piano Festival, Cooper Piano Festival, John Perry Piano Festival, and Colburn Music Academy Piano Festival. This summer, he will perform on NPR’s From the Top with esteemed pianist Simone Dinnerstein.