Xinran Shi

10-year-old pianist Xinran Shi, born in Cambridge, UK, lives in San Jose, California. She is a 5th grader at Challenger School. She started her first piano class at age 4 ½ with Ms. Yijia Ho, then later with Ms. Lena Grozman, and she currently studies with American pianist & Steinway Artist Professor Hans Boepple. She has received top prizes at numerous piano competitions, and has been praised for her artistry and musical sensitivity.  

Xinran won  first  place  at  the 2019  China Grand Canal  International  Piano Art Festival and Lang Lang Piano Competition in Hang Zhou, China,  and was  honored  to attend the  master class with Lang LangShe won  Silver medal at the  2019  Seattle International Piano Competition and was awarded Teachers’ Favorite Prize in the winner concert held in Benaroya Hall, Seattle.  In 2019,  Xinran  also won first place at the Pacific Musical Society & Foundation Competition and the Steinway Junior Piano Competition, first alternate at the  MTAC solo competition, and  she was invited to perform at the Junior Bach Music Festival Concert and its Honor Concert  at the Rossmoor Retirement Community in Walnut CreekFor further music study,  in 2019 summer,  Xinran  attended John Perry Academy International Piano Festivalwhere she  took master classes and private lessons with John Perry, Mina Perry, Jean-David Coen, Sasha Starcevich, Chun-Chieh Yen,  and shared her music with other young musicians  in the one week festivalPreviouslyshe also  took master classes with Madam Ruth Slenczynska and Christopher O’Riley.  Xinran appreciated the chances to learn with so many great  teachers,  musicians and pianists, and  she  gained invaluable  insight  into the music  by  their  comments and compliments.  

Xinran not only performs in concert hall, she also likes to perform in senior centers and her school. She likes to share her music with all ages and spread her happiness and joy by music.  Her dream is to  become an artist and pianist  who has the ability to use  the power  of music  to inspire others positively.  

Besides playing piano,  Xinran  loves dancing.  She had learned  Chinese/Jazz dance  for more than 6 years, and  has been in a dance  competition team  for the past three years winning  twice National Grand Champions  and many national championsSince Fall 2019Xinran  started her professional ballet training and got chances  to  perform in   the  San Jose Nutcracker  with world famous ballet artists.  Among her other interests are  reading and swimming. 

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