On June 5,2022, the thrilling Featuring Winners of the 2022 Young Artists concert was held in New Jersey. Yidi Ding was invited to play with the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra. Yidi Ding is a 10 year old boy, he got the golden prize in the Young Artist Concerto Piano Competition of Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra. He won the opportunity to perform with the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra.
The competition is mainly for college preparatory and high school students and below. Contestants come from states across the United States, ranging in age from 10 to 18 years old. This competition adopted a uniform scoring standard regardless of age group. Since the gold medal winner has the opportunity to work with the Orchestra, the competition attracts most students of college preparatory from the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, New England School of Music and other top music schools in the United States.
Yidi Ding was the youngest competitor in the competition. Though most contestants are 14-18 years older, but he finally won the golden prize with his excellent performance at the age of 10. In his performance of Mozart Concerto Kv. 488, he integrated his pureness, kindness into music. With beautiful melody, and singing on the piano, he seemed to tell a beautiful story. He had a great success at the concert. Almost all the audiences love this huge talent prodigy and happy young pianist.
Yidi Ding started his piano lessons at the age of 5. A year later, as a prodigy, he was invited to perform in a solo concert at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. The China Record Corporation arranged for him to release a personal CD album. Yidi has performed in major venues in Shanghai, China, Hong Kong, Carnegie Hall in New York, and Golden Hall in Vienna. He has won over 20 first prizes in numerous prestigious piano competitions in the world, including some grand prizes. He was accepted to the Pre-college Division of the Juilliard School when he was only 7 years old. He was selected as a Lang Lang International Music Foundation Young Scholar for 2020-2022. Gary Graffman, the prominent piano educator, has praised Yidi for his gift and tremendous talent as a pianist. Other renowned pedagogues have lauded him for his prodigious musical development and feel he is“a natural, with impressive emotional expression far expression far exceeding his age”. They call him a major musical talent… able to project his deeply felt ideas precisely and persuasively”.
Yidi Ding is only 10 years old now, and there is still a long journey to go in the future. We believe he will always keep a pure and grateful heart, be modest and progressive to accumulate steadily and make a better himself.