Michelle Emily Qiu,
Michelle Qiu, 14, is a 9th grade student at Oakton High School in Vienna, VA. Michelle has been studying piano with Dr. Anna Ouspenskaya since January 2010. Since the age of 5, Michelle has been winning top prizes at many piano competitions such as American Fine Arts Festival, Malek Jandali International Piano Competition, Knabe Youth Piano Concerrto Competition, Philadelphia International Music Festival concerto and piano competitions, Crescendo International Competition and Beliner International Music Competition etc. Michelle performed piano at the Kennedy Center at the age of 7, and she made her solo performance debut at the Carnegie Hall when she’s 9. She has been performing at the Carnegie Hall almost every year since then.
In addition to playing piano, Michelle also has been studying percussion with Mr. Aubrey Adams since March 2019. She is a member of the Marching Band drumline and a percussion section member at the Symphonic Band at Oakton High School. She is also a member of the Northern Virginia Senior Regional Orchestra. Other than music, Michelle has actively participated in activities such as ballet, figure skating, field hockey, downhill skiing, and she enjoys drawing, reading and watching Marvel movies.