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Xun Hong

Member of the jury

Hong Xun, born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, began his piano studies at the age of 6. His teachers include Luo Hongwei in Hangzhou, Professor Chen Yunjie at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and the legendary Israeli piano virtuoso Arie Vardi.

As a pianist, Hong Xun has performed solo piano recitals, chamber music, and concerto concerts in numerous major cities throughout The United States, Europe, and China, including Los Angeles, Rome, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Macau, Harbin, Kunming, Baotou, Zhuhai, Ningbo, and Jinhua. He has performed on many world stages, including the Opera Hall of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Wangfu Concert Hall, Munson Chapel Recital Hall in Los Angeles, the Teatro de Pedro V, Palzzo del Vignola, Macau Gangding Concert Hall, Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Center, Harbin Grand Theatre, Old Hall Concert Hall, Kunming 1903 Theatre, Ningbo, Shaoxing Steinway Piano Concert Hall, and many more. He has collaborated internationally with artists such as Chen Yunjie, Francesco D' Ovidio, Christopher Russell, Joel Clifft, Marek Szpakiewicz, Alexander Russell, Pola Benke, Marcelo Soares and many others. Hong Xun's performances have received a great deal of critical acclaim in the classical music industry, both nationally and internationally. Furthermore, he received high praise from Shanghai Music Publishing House's Music Lover magazine.

Hong Xun won first place in the Brandenburg International Piano Competition in Germany in April, 2019. In August 2020, he won the third place prize in the Moscow International Piano Competition in Russia. And in March 2021, Hong Xun won third place in the International Piano Competition in Idria, Slovenia.

Due to his bold charisma on stage, Hong Xun is often featured in the mainstream media in China. In 2019, he was included in Baidu's list of Chinese pianists. In addition, he has been interviewed by Macau TV, Macau Daily, Zhejiang TV, Jiaxing TV and Jiaxing Daily. Domestic radio stations have invited him as a live guest several times and he has been interviewed by Macau TV, Zhejiang TV, Jiaxing TV and Jiaxing Daily. He has been invited as a live guest by domestic radio stations, and his reviews by professional music critics can be found almost everywhere on the Internet.

As a piano professional event organizer and participant:

As an ardent supporter of art festivals, Hong Xun founded the "Ancient Town - Piano Rhythm" International Piano Festival in Wuzhen, the permanent venue of the World Internet Conference, once every two years since 2018, inviting artists including Wu Ying, Shao Dan, Chen Yunjie, Li Zhe, Zhou Ting, Zhao Tianying, Antonio Pompa- He is also the resident piano instructor of the China-Baotou International Piano Festival and the California Music Education Forum (CIMFEC) Festival.

In the field of piano competitions, Hong Xun has been repeatedly invited to be the guest speaker and master class tutor for The Steinway & Sons International Piano Competition, Pearl River-Caesarsburg International Piano Competition, China on the Fingertips International Youth Piano Competition, Guangdong Asian International Youth Piano Invitational Competition, Harmony of Voices International Piano Competition, and the China International Piano Competition, Harmony International Youth Piano Competition, and The Troisdorf International Piano Competition.

As a piano teacher, Hong Xun has taught a number of students who have been admitted to major conservatories, both in China and abroad, such as: Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Wuhan Conservatory of Music, China Conservatory of Music, Central Conservatory of Music Gulangyu, etc. Many of his students have won top prizes in competitions around the world. Among them are the most prestigious concerto competition of the Walnut Hill Piano Festival in Boston, the Toduta International Piano Competition in Romania, the Steinway International Piano Competition, the "O'MILLER" International Youth Piano Competition, the European Union National Conservatory Piano Competition, the Singapore Youth Piano Invitational Competition, and many more. Hong Xun has been invited to give public lessons and master classes in over 40 cities in China and abroad, and has won wide public acclaim. Since the beginning of 2020, he has also been offering various types of live piano lessons online, which are available on various social networking platforms, such as Titok, WeChat, Weibo and Red Book.

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