Rosabelle Shi, a 10 year old 4th grader from Illinois, has been taking piano lessons with Mrs. Brenda Huang since 4 and 1/2 years old and currently studying with Sylvia Wang.

     A passionate and competitive performer, Rosabelle has earned recognition and awards nationally and internationally: a finalist of 2021 International e-Piano Junior Competition; First Place Division I winner of the 2020 Steinway National Competition; First Place Junior Division A winner of the 5th Orbetello International Piano Competition; Second Place Junior Division winner of the XII Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford; Third Place Rising Star Division winner of the San Jose International Piano Competition. She has also been selected as winner of Society of American Musicians Piano Competition (Primary Division first place & Intermediate Division second place), Sejong Music Competition, Illinois State Music Teachers Association Piano Competition Junior division, and many more.

     At the age of seven, she competed at the DePaul University Concerto Festival Senior Division and placed HM with Distinction out of 40 high school age contestants with her performance of Mozart Piano Concerto No.12. The following year, she competed at the Walgreens National Concerto Competition Junior Open Division and was awarded HM with her performance of Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1. This year she was selected as a junior division overall winner of the Lakeland Civic Orchestra Young Artist Competition and will be performing Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.2 with the orchestra.

     Rosabelle loves sharing music with others. She has been performing at retirement centers since five years old. In addition, she enjoys working with living composers and has performed winning contemporary music at the Access Contemporary Music Thirsty Ears Festival.