QI KONG 24, born in Liaoning, China, is pursuing his master’s degree at The Juilliard School, studying with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Hung-Kuan Chen. Mr. Kong was the first prize winner of the 2016 Juilliard School's Munz Piano Competition, 2013 Aspen Music Festival Piano Concerto Competition, and the 2009 Schimmel USASU International Piano Competition.