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Concerto Competition: Piano/Keyboard

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 5:30pm
  • Concerto Competition: Piano/Keyboard

UW keyboard performance students perform for outside judges for a chance to perform with the UW Symphony. Judges for this competition are pianists Paige Molloy and Allan Park.

Masks are required in all indoor spaces on the UW campus. Patrons must show proof of vaccination or recent negative provider-administered COVID-19 PCR test for entry to live events at the Music Building. Individuals unable to be fully vaccinated, including children under age five and people with a medical or religious exemption, must have proof of a negative provider-administered COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 72 hours of the performance). UW staff will check for proof of vaccination and negative COVID PCR tests at the doors as a condition of entry. Proof of negative test result must come from a test provider, a laboratory or a health care provider. Home or self-administered tests will not be accepted. 


 Anthony Sun plays Liszt’s Totentanz, S.525, accompanied by Kiwa Mistune.  

 Cicy Li plays the first movement of Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 54,
accompanied by Hanyan Zheng.

 David Lin plays Mendelssohn’s Concerto in G minor, Opus 25, accompanied by HyeYeon Kim.

 Ellen Kwon plays the first movement of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Opus 102, accompanied by Emily Chua.


 HyeYeon Kim plays the first movement of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Opus 11, accompanied by Michael Duan.

 Hanyan Zheng  plays the last movement of Mozart’s Concerto in B flat Major, K.595, accompanied by Chiao-Yu Wu.

Chiao-Yu Wu plays the first movement of Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 4, Opus 44, accompanied by Kiwa Mizutani.

Adjudicator Bios

Paige Molloy

Pianist Paige Molloy has been described by the New York Times as “a lucid and passionate performer”. The Wall Street Journal applauded her WNYC “Around New York” radio performance as “marvelously sensitive playing.....the essence of every interlocking and tiny gesture came through.”

Born in Texas, Paige made her orchestral debut at the age of thirteen at Baylor University, performing Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto. Since then she has been soloist with Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra, East Texas Symphony, Rice University Orchestra, Jupiter Symphony, Flagstaff Festival Orchestra, Leopoldina Orchestre in Poland, among others.

Paige has performed frequently in NYC at Bargemusic, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall and Miller Theatre. She was also Artist-in-Residence at the Lotus Club. Recital appearances include Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ottawa, Houston, Miami, Pittsburgh, Prague and Paris.

Paige has participated in many music festivals such as Marlboro, Tanglewood, Aspen, Santa Barbara, Grand Canyon, European Mozart Academy and Mecklenberg, Germany. Paige has collaborated in chamber music concerts with Augustin Hadelich, James Ehnes, Karen Gomyo, Toby Hoffman, Cynthia Phelps, Clive Greensmith, David Sawyer and Charles Neidich, to name a few.

In 1999, Paige had the distinct honor of playing Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations for Twyla Tharp’s ballet, which premiered in Palermo, Italy and continued performances in Europe and the U.S. She subsequently performed Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata with Ms. Tharp’s company at Duke University. Paige has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School. She has been privileged to study with such teachers as Peter Serkin, Leon Fleisher, Maurizio Pollini, Abbey Simon and Mary Norris. Since 2016, she has had the privilege to perform at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival and collaborates regularly with members of the Seattle Symphony. She teaches privately and otherwise enjoys being a mom to two daughters who are currently in high school. 

Allan Park

Allan Park has been a premier piano instructor in Seattle, WA since 1990. He received his undergraduate studies with his primary teacher, professor Menahem Pressler, and supplemental Summer intensives with Leonard Hokanson, James Tocco and Michel Block at Indiana University. He then received graduate studies with Bela Siki at University of Washington.
As a first prize winner of several major piano and concerto competitions, he performed extensively throughout the United States and Canada before deciding to focus primarily on teaching. He has performed with Indianapolis Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, Eastside Symphony, Federal Way Symphony, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Flint Symphony Orchestra and Indiana University Symphony. His repertoire includes the complete Prokofiev concerti, complete Beethoven concerti, 8 Mozart Concerti, Chopin concerti, Tchaikovsky Concerto no. 1, Schumann Concerto, Liszt Concerto/Totentanz/Hungarian Fantasia, three Rachmaninoff Concerti, three Bach Concerti and Bartok Concerto no. 3, two Brahms Concerti, Grieg Concerto and others.

He is currently the President of Pacific International Piano Competition and Pacific NW Piano Competition, President of Bellevue Symphony,  Past President for Chopin Foundation of the United States, NW Council, Music Advisory Member for Seattle Young Artist Music Festival and board member of Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle. As an adjudicator, he has recently judged San Francisco Chopin Competition and UW School of Music Concerto Competition. As a presenter, he has given lectures at MTNA, WSMTA District Conferences and at the Seattle Piano Institute.

Allan Park's students have won top medals and prizes from various regional, national and international piano competitions including top prizes at: Steinway Piano Competition, Canadian International Music Competition, Pacific International Piano Competition, International Grande Music Competition, Bellagrande International Piano Competition, Aloha International Piano Competition, Chopin NW, WMEA Solo and Ensemble, MTNA, Russian Chamber Music Competition, PAFE and SYAMFA. His top award winning students have performed multiple times at KING FM, Ten Grands, Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, Meydenbauer Center and Luther Burbank Park. His concerto competition winners have performed with Bellevue Symphony, Everett Philharmonic Symphony, Federal Way Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, Cascade Symphony, Eastside Symphony, Mukilteo Orchestra, Pacifica Chamber Orchestra, Heritage Symphony and Starry Night Orchestra.
Allan loves all animals and enjoys teaching his studio of 50 piano students. He also enjoys conducting a small chamber orchestra and spending time with various non profit organizations.