Meet Finalist Wilson Gao (Getting to Know the 2022 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition Finalists)

Meet Finalist Wilson Gao (Getting to Know the 2022 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition Finalists)

Name: Wilson Gao

School: Parkway West High School

Talent: Pianist

How long have you been performing and what inspired you to start? I have been performing for over 10 years.

How are you preparing for finals? Are you doing anything differently from your usual practices?
I am practicing regularly.

What will performing on the Fox stage mean to you?
It is my third year doing it and it still feels completely surreal, knowing I am performing on the same stage as some of my idols, is the best feeling in the world.

Is there someone you look up to and draw influence from for your talent?
My teacher  of Laura Schindler,

What has been the highlight of your performance career?

Winning the 1st place trophy winner for piano solo in both 4th and 9th grade at Missouri Music Teachers Association (MMTA) and 2nd place runner-up for piano solo in 8th grade then 3rd place in Division I of Saint Louis Area Music Teachers Association Young Artist Piano Competition.

What do you hope to learn from your experience?
How to grow in my talent.

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