First Prize Winner
Fourth Canadian Chopin Competition, 2014
Pianist George Hua is the first prize winner of the 2014 Canadian Chopin Competition junior division, among many awards from the Canadian Music Competition and the Crescendo International Piano Competition. At the age of eleven, he performed Mozart Piano Concerto No. 8 with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Stéphane Laforest. Three years later, he performed Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kent Nagano. George’s sensitive and profound playing style has brought him to renowned concert venues, such as the Koener Hall in Toronto, the Maison Symphonique Hall and the Wilfred-Pelletier Hall in Montreal as well as Carnegie Hall in New York.