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anny hwangAnny Hwang

At the early age of 3 years she received first piano lessons by her mother. Today as a new coming star she can be very proud to show her excellent international career. At the age of 10 the prof. Kristin Merscher (HfM Saarland, University for Music of the Saarland Germany) taught her in music. She was a junior student in the piano class of Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the University Mozarteum Salzburg Austia. In Juny 2007 she has passed with the highest score during the entrance examination of the University for Music at the Saarland(Hochschule für Musik Saarland). Since 2007 Anny belongs to the students of Prof. Jacques Rouvier in Paris and Berlin. She studies since 2008 major in piano in the University of Arts Berlin Germany(UdK Berlin). From 2002 onwards she won several first prizes at the German national musical competition “Jugend Musiziert” in the subject of piano solo and chamber music. In 2005 she received the 1st prize and the special award of the Secretary (ministerial award of the government of the Saarland) at “Jugend Musiziert” as well as the 1st prize in the section piano solo on a national level. Looking at the international level and the respective competitions she won the 1st prize in 2003 at an international youth piano competition, which is the “International Youth Accomplishment” in Seoul South-Korea. Furthermore she was winner of many competitions - inclusive the interenational Grotrian Steinweg Piano Competition in Braunschweig, Germany 2006 and 2007, The internationalen piano competition “Rotary Jugendmusikpreis” Friedrichshafen – Lindau and more.

Her outstanding performance of the past years also repeatedly gained her the academic Scholarship of the „Carl-Heinz-Illies-Förderstipendium” of the “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben“ ( German Fundatioin for Music Life). The Ministry of Culture of the Saarland awarded her the title of “Super-Ambassador of the Saarland” in honour of her musical success. Anny followed invitations of piano concerts not only within Germany but also abroad. She made in 2006 her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine in Kiew together, when she was only 16 years old. She receives invitations for different piano solo concerts and has her own platform " Anny’s Classic Castle"in Germany. She performs also with well-known orchestra, such as “das Mainfranken Philharmonie Orchester Würzburg”, “Shanghai Symphony Orchestra”, “Taipei Symphony orchestra” and worldwidely. She took part in "the Music Festival Saar" , “The international Festival Echternach Luxembourg”, “the Music Festival of Nice” in France, “the Festival Orford” in Canada, to play the concert successfully. Because of her excellent performances Anny gets more and more concert invitations - not only in Germay but also from abroad, such as China, France, Holland, Canada, Taiwan and South Korea.

At "the New Years´Concert 2008" in "the National Shanghai Grand Theatre" Anny Hwang performed the "Hungarian Fantasy" of F. Liszt three times with the "The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra". The conductors were Mr. Terje Mikkelsen and Mr. Guoyong Zhang. Due to her excellent musical performance the Saarländische Rundfunk (Broadcasting Corporation of the Saarland Germany) produced a special TV-portrait of Anny and televised it. In an edition of the "Saarbrücker Zeitung" ( Newspaper of Saarland Germany) the “Chopin Concert of Anny Hwang” was very often described as having been heard a lot of times, but “rarely could be listened to it in such an expressive form, as it was the case on this evening”. After the perfect and exciting performance in June 2009 with Taipei Symphony Orchestra the news- paper approved Anny Hwang as “ Argerich from Far East”.

Her first CD of live-recordings were published in 2006 through the sponsorship of Yamaha Music Center Europe and the Ministry of Culture of the Saarland Germany and were broadcast by the “Saarländische Rundfunk(SR)” in 2007 and 2008. "Very often young and highly-talented artists only have technical virtuosity", but the Ukrainian national paper bespoke "Anny as being a great talent with a superior sensibility and emotionality, paired with perfect technique and musical expression – forms of expression, which fill with enthusiasm and thereby quickly do away with the prejudice of the cold technique of Eastern techniques." A South-Korean magazine for musical education described her as “the rising star of the next generation…"