American born Vanessa Meiling Haynes is an emerging artist winning the hearts of audiences wherever she performs .  J ust 17 years old , she has displayed a remarkable sensitivity to music from her earliest years.

At age five, she followed her parents from Houston to Beijing where she was first introduced to the piano at the China Conservatory Kindergarten. At the age of 9, she was accepted into the Pre-college division in the Central Music Conservatory of China and went on earning scholarships to the Young Artists Program of the Cleveland Institute of Music at age 12.

Miss Haynes has won first prizes at the 2015 Yamaha International Piano Competition for senior young artists in Arizona , The Cleveland International Piano Competition for junior artists, and from 2007-12 she garnered prizes in the Cleveland suburban Orchestra, Boston Steinway Society Competition, Arthur Fraser Concerto Competition , B urgos Music Festival Competition in Spain, and Seattle Piano Competition .

F ortunate to have been soloist under such conductors as Uri Segal, Zvi Carmeli , Roni Porat, Morihiko Nakahara, and Anna Mroz. As well as performing in recitals at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, and Merkin hall in NYC . V anessa was broadcasted live in 2012’s NPR F rom the top in Jordan Hall, Boston .  M iss Haynes has participated in several music festivals and has had master classes under Arie Vardi, Gary Graffman, John Perry, Ilana Vered, and Tamas Ungar.

Miss Haynes studied under Ya Fen Zhu , Jin Zhang, and Antonio Pompa-Baldi; Chamber music with J oel S mirnoff and Annie Fullard.
For the past three years she has been a student of
H ung-Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone at the New England Conservatory and presently at the Pre-college division of Juilliard. In 2015 she was one of six, nominated to be a fellow at the ARTEMISIA AKADEMIE at Y ale .

Vanessa, a Young Steinway Artist, has a unique voice and warm enveloping sound that comes directly from a special place in her and is recognized immediately. Her curiosity and love of dance, singing and people makes for a wonderful rounded young person who definitely has a place in the world of music.

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Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
Chopin: Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"

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