Six young pianists were named winners in The Princeton Festival’s annual competition for young pianists this month. The annual event was held at the Clark Music Center on the campus of the Lawrenceville School. More than 100 students entered the competition and competed in six categories. Winners were named in the following categories:
Elementary Artists (ages 6-9): Elijah Yoon of Glen Mills, Pa.
Intermediate Artists (ages 10-12): No winner named in this category
Junior Artists (ages 13-15): Elizabeth Yang of Belle Mead.
Senior Artists (ages 16-18): Qinghong Lian of Flushing, New York.
Four Hands: Elizabeth Yang and James Yang of Belle Mead.
Open Class (under the age of 25): Ziang Xu of Boston, Mass.
Richard Tang Yuk Award for Outstanding Performance (and the winner of the Jacobs Music Grand Prize trip to Tanglewood: LiYuan Byrne of Verona.