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SOU piano student honored

Tiffany Fung, a piano student at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University, won first prize in the fifth edition of the Best Rachmaninoff Performance Competition with the piece “Variations on a Theme of Corelli, op. 42.”

Best Rachmaninoff Performance is a member of the Best Performance Competition Series.

Fung’s prize was announced April 1, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 148th birthday. The Russian composer died in 1943.

Fung and Declan Tse split first prize in the 2020 Masters of Concerto, which is also a competition organized by the GCC Series. Fung played “Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, op. 21.”

The GCC Series is a London-based international young artists competition for young instrumentalists, singers and ensembles. The competition is open to all instrumentalists of all nationalities and countries up to 25 years old.

Fung has performed in France, Hong Kong, Italy and the United States. In 2016, she was invited as a rehearsal soloist to perform Mozart’s ninth piano concerto with the Collegium Musicum Hong Kong.

Fung studied piano with Itamar Golan at the Pablo Casals Festival in France in 2018, and participated in Italy’s Maccagno Piano Days Festival, during which she studied with Thomas Rosenkranz, Bredan Kinsella, Vivian Li, Zhe Li and Xi You.