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Ji Yong came to international attention before a televised audience of millions in the highly unconventional Android® commercial that premiered during the 2016 Grammy® Awards. His ‘monotune’ performance of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata on dual pianos was so compelling that People Magazine declared Ji Yong “the real star of the Grammys”.

 

Ji Yong was the youngest musician ever to win the New York Philharmonic Young Artists Competition at just 10 years of age. Since then, he has been giving recitals and appeared with orchestras worldwide. In 2018 signed an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics and subsequently released Bach's Goldberg Variations as his debut album. On the album, he invites listeners to explore the purity in music and advocates for the crucial role it plays in shaping the future of our society for the better. He stated:

 

“Even though we are centuries apart, Bach has left us this music to create a synergy that is greater than all of us combined. For me, as a twenty- something living in this day and age, the biggest lesson I learned decoding the things beyond the notes was empathy. There will always be a number of social, political, and interpersonal issues I can't fully grasp but playing this music has taught me the ability to open up my mind; to remind myself constantly to put myself in others’ shoes, even those of someone who walked the earth more than 300 years ago, and who left us with music that continues to connect souls.”

 

ji Yong studied with Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Juillilard School, and currently studies with Wha Kyung Byun at the New England Conservatory of music.

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