Alex Bai

Alex Xuyao Bai is 10 years old and is in Year 6 at Sunnyhills School in Auckland. He started learning piano at the age of five in California, USA. Since the age of six, Alex has been a student of Able Zhu in Auckland. He joined the Pettman National Junior Academy of Music in September 2020 where he receives instruction from Michael Endres. Alex has won numerous prizes in many local and international competitions, including North Shore, West Auckland, South Auckland, IRMTNZ and Hamilton; Oxford, UK; Charleston and New York, USA; and Valsesia, Italy. Alex gained a Merit Award in the 2019 APPA/ARA Lodge Music Competition and performed in the Auckland Town Hall. He played a piano concerto for the first time with an orchestra at the age of nine. Alex is also keen on chamber music. His trio group AHA is preparing for the NZCT Chamber Music Contest this June as the youngest participants. Alex also plays the clarinet and dreams of composing ├ętudes and piano concertos in the future.

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