Pianist and composer
Jeffrey Chin is 19 years old and is a sophomore piano performance student of Yoshikazu Nagai at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He graduated from the Juilliard School Pre-college in May 2019 as a student of Hung-Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone. Prior to Juilliard Pre-College, he studied piano with Larry Graham and Jasmine Steadman in Denver, Colorado. In 2018, he was selected as a Young Scholar by the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. Jeffrey has won many top piano competition prizes including the Steinway Piano Concerto Competition at age 11, which allowed him to perform Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, Breckenridge Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Lamont Summer Academy Orchestra, and the Midwest Young Artist Orchestra. In 2014, he was named Top Performer in Junior Category by the Young Musicians Foundation of Colorado and was a Silver Medalist at the International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival. At age 14, he won First Place in the MTNA Junior Piano Competition in Colorado and in the West Central Division, and advanced to become a MTNA National Finalist. In 2016, he was the Third Prize Winner in the Midwest International Piano Competition. He attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2015-2017 where he was selected for masterclasses with Arie Vardi, Stephen Hough and Inon Barnatan. During his first Pre-College year at Juilliard, he was named a Fellow of the Artemisia Academia at Yale University and had a masterclass with Boris Berman. Jeffrey was a Young Artist in the 2018 PianoTexas Festival and participated in the Oxford Piano Festival in July 2018, where he performed in masterclasses with Yoheved Kaplinsky, Marios Papadopoulos and Niel Immelman. In August 2019, he performed a memorable weekend of Lang Lang Young Scholars piano concerts in Lustawice, Poland. In October 2019, he was selected by the Gilmore Keyboard Festival to perform in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Outside of piano, Jeffrey enjoys chess, reading, and traveling.