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2023 Artciál International Piano Competition

Boston, MA Division

The 2023 San Francisco Artciál International Piano Competition welcomes all pianists in different ages globally!

Final Round Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music & Online

The 2023 AIPC is thrilled to announce that we will have an online + In-Person competition this year from May to August. 

Applicants could choose either participate the competition in-person in different region, or could choose to participate online, which need to submit unedited recordings of their repertoire. 

The total prize for the 2023 competition will exceed $10000 US

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Boston Division -
Cater Memorial United Methodist Church

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2023

Competition Date: June 17-18, 2023

Competition Location:  

Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, Needham

Boston Division Jury

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Jia Shi

Director of the Boston Division


Jia Shi

Jia Shi, pianist, is known for her infection enthusiasm, and dynamic performances. embarked on a teaching career in the Boston region, was born into a musical family in Guangzhou. She was strongly influenced by her grandfather, Mingxin Shi, a renowned conductor in China. Ms. Shi has won top prizes in several prestigious Chinese Competitions, including First prize and recognition for Best Performance in the Kaiserburg Competition in China. Other competition awards include the Sendai Piano Competition in Japan, the Horowitz Piano competition in Kiev, Ukraine. 

Ms. Shi is embarked on a teaching career in the Boston region. Ms. Shi is founder of New England Piano Cultural Exchange. In 2017, Ms. Shi successfully organize piano program in Tanglewood; She has long-term cooperative relationship with several top music schools in United States, including the Juilliard School of Music, and Manhattan Music, Longy School of Music, Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston University. From years, dozens of students were selected by juries and specially invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York; Mozart University in Salzburg, Austria and National Concert Hall in Paris, France; Paderewski Music Hall in Tarnow, Poland.

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Han Nah Son

Boston Division Jury

Professor, Bunker Hill Community College

Dr. Han Nah Son

Hailed for her “electrifying performance” by music reviewers in Thailand and “melting performance of Brahms Op. 118” by the Boston Globe, Han Nah Son is a pianist of virtuosity and artistic sensitivity. The Chiang Mai Music Post remarked, “Her melodies

were made to sparkle like diamonds.” Having performed across the world, Han Nah Son is widely recognized as a captivating and inspiring musician. She appeared as a guest pianist for National Public Radio WBUR On Point, soloist with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist in Boston University Symphony Orchestra’s performance at Boston Symphony Hall.

Han Nah Son was born in South Korea and obtained her early music education from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St Petersburg, Russia. Her musical awards include 1st prize of Young Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Russia, 1st prize of Ingrid Martin Foerder Foundation in Germany, 2nd prize of Richmond Piano Competition in USA, 3rd prize at the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Italy, special prize in the Rotary-Rotaract International Piano Competition in Spain, 1st Gold Prize at the ASEAN International Chopin Piano competition in Malaysia, 2nd place at Costa Rica Piano Competition, 1st prize at the Thailand Beethoven Piano Competition and many others. 

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