2nd Prize- Division 3
Shidong Xu, age 15, is a 9th grader at Boston University Academy. Shidong has been studying piano with Niva Fried for 7 years. He received the 1st and 2nd prizes in Massachusetts Music Teachers Association Piano Competitions in 2015 and 2013 respectively. Shidong won 2nd place in the 2015 Steinway Society of Massachusetts Piano Competition. Shidong was a winner of the 2013 Summer Music in Europe Scholarship from American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF). Additionally, Shidong has performed at the Carnegie Hall as winners of the 2013-2015 AFAF Piano Competitions.