Qi Qi, sophomore, will perform with the Overland Park Symphony as a featured soloist on Feb. 23.
The Overland Park Orchestra’s Winter Concert will feature pianist Qi Qi performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto #1
Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66212.
Music Director Shah Sadikov will lead the orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony #6, “Pastoral,” as well. The free public concert is sponsored by the City of Overland Park.
Qi Qi was born in GuangZhou, China. Currently, she studies with Stanislav Ioudenitch at Young Artist Music Academy International and attends The Barstow School in Kansas City. She began playing the piano at age five, and in 2014 was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in Beijing, where she studied with Professor Dan Shao and Jin Zhang. She won First Prize in the Hong Kong International Invitation Piano Competition, and the Open Piano Competition in Guangzhou. Over the years, Qi has attended the Lake Como Summer Piano Academy, Minnesota International Piano Camp and Russian School Piano Academy in Shanghai. Through these programs, she took master classes with such artists as Dmitri Bashkirov, Andrzej Jasiński, Dang Thai Son, William Grant Naboré, Mira Marchenko, Alexander Braginsky and Hyoung Joon Chang.