We congratulate the finalists and winners of the 2019 Seattle International Piano Competition. You are an inspiration!

2019 Competition Laureates

Youth Ages 9 and under

Gold medalists – Cecilia Chen (Canada), Victoria Lahee Han (USA), Taige Wang (China; in absentia)

Silver medalists – Papitcha Vejmongkolkorn (Thailand), Xinran Shi (China)

Audience Favorite Award – Cecilia Chen (Canada)

Teachers’ Favorite Award – Xinran Shi (China)

Outstanding Amateurs

Gold medalists – Ardith W. El-Kareh (USA), Yueqi Guo (China), Eugene Lee (USA), Jon Lee (USA), Sarah Merten (USA), and Qi Wang (China)

Best Performance of a work by Isaac Albéniz – Yueqi Guo (China)

Best Performance of a Transcendental Etude by Franz Liszt – Qi Wang (China)

Audience Favorite (tie) – Eugene Lee (USA) and Jon Lee (USA)

Teachers’ Favorite Award – Jon Lee (USA)

Youth Ages 10-13

Gold medal – Hajun Chang (Canada)

Silver medal – Yechong (Eric) Shan (China)

Bronze medal – Ryan Wang (Canada)

Teachers’ Favorite Award – Yechong (Eric) Shan (China)

Youth, Ages 14-18

Gold medal – Adrian King (USA)

Silver medal – Michelle Jia Yun Xu (Canada)

Bronze medal – Joshua Hahn (Canada)

Best Performance of a Transcendental Etude by Franz Liszt – Celine Chen (USA)

Audience Favorite Award – Joshua Hahn (USA)

Teachers’ Favorite – Joshua Hahn (USA)

Collegiate

Gold medal – Robert Yan (USA)

Silver medal – Katherine Benson (USA)

Bronze medal – Christopher Richardson (USA)

Best Performance of a work by Isaac Albéniz – Robert Yan (USA)

Audience Favorite Award – Millicent McFall (USA) and Robert Yan (USA)

Teachers’ Favorite – Millicent McFall (USA) and Robert Yan (USA)

Professional

Gold medal – Hyejin Joo (South Korea)

Silver medal – Aleksandra Kasman (Russia/USA)

Bronze medal – Nathan Cheung (USA)

Audience Favorite Award – Xiting Yang (China)

Teachers’ Favorite – Narae Lee (South Korea)

Two Professional engagements during the 2020-21 concert season chosen by the president of the jury – Xiting Yang (China), Robert Yan (USA)

Juergen Ronneburg Memorial Presidential Prize, including a feature concert during the SIPC 2019 – Nathan Cheung (USA)