“Thank you so much Lang Lang International Music Foundation for welcoming me to the Young Scholar’s Program, Class of 2018-20. It’s an honor and a privilege to be selected to participate in this wonderful foundation, to have the opportunity to study with Lang Lang and to be able to collaborate with other Young Scholars. Music has the power to unite people, while allowing one to express feelings and emotions in a way that few other forms of communication can. This opportunity will allow me to share my passion for classical music performance with a wider audience and to continue to grow as a musician. I can’t wait!”
Fifteen-year-old pianist Jasper Heymann from New York City began his piano studies at the age of five. Jasper has been a laureate in more than fifteen domestic and international piano competitions, with more than twenty performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
New York Concert Review lauded Jasper’s “astounding lyricism,” “pianism that would be the envy of anyone two, three, even four times his age,” and “deep emotional bond with the music” in its review of his benefit concert for MusiCorps, a music rehabilitation program for wounded soldiers. (http://nyconcertreview.com/reviews/pianist-jasper-heymann-in-review/).
Recently chosen as a finalist for National Public Radio’s “From the Top” program, Jasper was also selected to study with Dina Yoffe at the Musical Summer Málaga 2017 International Festival. Among his other accomplishments are top prizes in AADGT’s International Young Gifted Musician’s Competition, American Protégé International Piano Competition, Enkor International Music Competition, American Fine Arts Festival, Bradshaw & Buono International Competition, and Golden Key Music Festival; participation in the Schlern Music Festival, scholarships to the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg and the Alexander & Buono festival in New York; masterclasses with Dina Yoffe, Mikhail Voskresensky and Eduardo Delgado; and, performances with chamber ensembles in Europe and the United States.
Jasper studies piano with Elena Rossman. His other interests are aeronautical and sound engineering, percussion, fencing, skiing and photography. Jasper attends Horace Mann School in New York.