Chinese-American pianist and Music Academy 2022 Solo Piano Competition winner Adria Ye has been driven from a young age by a hopeless fascination with music, old and new. Described by cellist David Finckel as having a “naturally beautiful sound and lyric instinct,” she made her orchestral debut at nine with the Oregon Sinfonietta and has performed as soloist and chamber musician across Europe, China, and the United States. She has been featured in radio broadcasts of “Performance Today” with Fred Child, and National Public Radio’s “From the Top.” Most recently, she was the recipient of the Paul Streit Special Prize at the 2022 Concours de Genéve. Adria is currently pursuing a Graduate Diploma at New England Conservatory with Wha-Kyung Byun. Previously, she studied with Julian Martin and Yoheved Kaplinsky at The Juilliard School.