19-year-old classical pianist wins Wideman Competition in Shreveport

Dec 7, 2015

A 19-year-old classical pianist from Hong Kong was the Gold Medalist at the 65th Wideman International Piano Competition held at Centenary College’s Anderson Auditorium. The grand prize is $5,000.

Aristo Sham beat out eight finalists with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in Sunday’s final.

Sham performed it with the China Exchange Sinfonia in London in June.

An honorable mention went to 19-year-old Angie Zhang of the U.S.

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