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Carter Student Youngest Winner at International Music Festival

Tony Yang, a Grade 12 student at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, was invited to Poland for the17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.   This year there were 78 pianists chosen from world-wide to enter this prestigious event. The Chopin competition in existence since 1927, and pianists such as Lev Oborin, Bella Davidovich, Adam Harasiewicz, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Maurizio Pollini, Martha Argerich, Garrick Ohlsson, Mitsuko Uchida, Krystian Zimerman, Yundi, have been some of the past winners.
Following the Third Stage (third round) of the competition, Tony Yang, representing Canada, was one of ten candidates selected to participate in the Grand Finale of the Chopin Competition which started on Oct 18.The Grand Finale  was broadcast  live from the Warsaw Philharmonic. Tony came 5th at the Chopin Competition in Poland. He placed fifth out of the six final prizes awarded at the competition and was the youngest recipient ever to be awarded.  Here is a sample of his performance:
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