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.