Age: 17 | Piano
Madison Yan, a three-year National Chopin Foundation Scholarship recipient, began her piano journey at age five. Under the tutelage of Dr. Irena Kofman, she received first prizes in the highest divisions of Florida Federation of Music Clubs and the Florida State Music Teachers Association. In 2016, Madison won third prize at the International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival against pianists of all ages. More recently, Madison placed first in the William Knabe International Piano Competition concerto division and the senior division of the Florida MTNA competition. She was a finalist and winner of the audience prize at the Claudette Sorel International Piano Competition in 2019. Her orchestra debut was in 2017 with the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and later performed with the Alhambra Orchestra of Miami. She has performed in masterclasses with renowned musicians such as Robert McDonald, Dang Thai Son, Antonio Pomp-Baldi, Ewa Poblocka, and others. Madison is currently studying with Kevin Kenner and Santiago Rodriguez at the Frost School of Music in the University of Miami. Outside of music, Madison enjoys photography, dance, and martial arts.