Yang (Jack) Gao, piano


  • Jack Gao (b. 2003) - Impromptu (4’)
  • Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) - Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.1 (1836) (4’)
  • Frédéric Chopin - Ballade No.3 in A-flat major (1841) (7’)
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) - Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55 (1908) (23’)
  • I. Ondine
  • II. Le Gibet
  • III. Scarbo

Yang (Jack) Gao, winner of the 2023 Naumburg International Piano Competition (held this past October) is 20 years old and hails from China. He began playing the piano at age four and studying composition at age nine. In 2016, he entered Middle School affiliated to the China Conservatory of Music to study piano with Tianhong Tan, and composition with Xin Xie. Additional studies were with Huiqiao Bao, Xu Fei, and Elmar Gasanov. Currently a sophomore at The Julliard School he studies with Jerome Lowenthal. Among his awards include at Juilliard: the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition and winner of the concerto competition. His recent performances include playing John Corigliano’s Piano Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra conducted by Simone Young and performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with En Shao and the Orchestra Academy of China Conservatory of Music.

About the Dame Myra Hess Concerts

The concerts are generously sponsored by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council and by individual donors.

Upcoming Performances

Stay connected with us on social
Join our mailing list and stay up to date.