Yungyung Guo, 郭 蓉蓉, 2024 Gurwitz Gold Medalist

Gold Medalist Yungyung Guo of China stands for applause at the end of her Round IV performance


2024 Gurwitz Gold Medalist

Junior Jury Award Winner

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Co-Hosted by Lynn & Larry Amos and Jane Watson


Born in Hong Kong, Yungyung Guo began her piano study at the age of four. She is currently studying with Moye Chen at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She previously graduated from the Affiliated Middle School to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Jia Xie. She has been awarded the People’s Scholarship, the Shanghai Scholarship, and the Lily En-Teh New Scholarship.

Yungyung was awarded the Gold Medal from The Gurwitz International Piano Competition, Third Prize from the Sydney International Piano Competition, the Gold Medal with High Distinction from the Manhattan International Music Competition, and first prizes from the World Piano Teachers Association International Piano Competition, Artciál International Piano Competition, G-Clef International Music Competition, Pacific Stars International Piano Competition and Orbetello International Piano Competition. She is also a laureate of the NextGen International Piano Competition, WPTA Spain International Piano Competition, WPTA Singapore International Piano Competition, the Sviatoslav Richter International Piano Competition and the “Young Talents” Concerto Competition.

Yungyung has performed at the Basilica Di San Pietro Concert Hall (Italy), and renowned Chinese venues such as National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing), Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai Concert Hall, Shangyin Opera House, He Luting Concert Hall, Hangzhou Grand Theater, Shangyin Opera House, Ningbo Concert Hall and Hongtai Concert Hall in Xiamen. She has appeared worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician at music festivals, giving an acclaimed performance at Music Fest Perugia with the Brunensis Virtuosi Orchestra under the baton of Gaddiel Dombrowner and with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra under Xiao-ou Zhao.

Yungyung’s top prize at the Manhattan International Competition also led to a recording opportunity under the Orpheus label, with her album to be released soon.




MOZART Andante in F Major, K. 616
BARTÓK Study for Piano, Op. 18 No. 3
SCHUBERT Sonata No. 21 in B-flat Major, D. 960


Jeunes filles au jardin (from Scènes d’enfants)
El Lago (from Paisajes)
MOZART Sonata No. 1 in C Major, K. 279
ZHENBANG LEI, Tajik Folk Song “Why Are the Flowers So Red” arr. ZHAO ZHANG
CÉSAR FRANCK Prélude, Choral et Fugue, Op. 21
Etude No. 11 “En suspens” (1988–1994)
Etude No. 13 “L’escalier du diable”(1988–1994)


SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

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