JASPER HEYMANN, 17, a junior at Horace Mann School in New York City, is a multi-award winning Young Scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation who began his piano studies at age five. The Chicago Music Report haled his Millennium Park performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto for his “impassioned delivery” and “dazzling performance that brought the audience to their feet,” while New York Concert Review lauded his Steinway Hall solo recital for his “astounding lyricism” and “deep emotional bond with the music.” Jasper has been invited to perform at the Leeds Piano Festival and has been a featured performer at winner’s recitals, benefits and galas at Carnegie Hall, the Royal College of Music and other prominent venues in the United States and Europe. He has received top prizes in national and international competitions, including AADGT, NYSMTA, American Protégé, Bradshaw & Buono, American Fine Arts, and Golden Key, and is a finalist of National Public Radio’s “From the Top.”
Jasper was selected to study with Dina Yoffe at the Málaga International Music Festival and has received scholarships to festivals in Europe and the United States where he has delighted in performing solo, with chamber ensembles and in masterclasses with noted pedagogues such as Mikhail Voskresensky and Eduardo Delgado. As part of his belief in responsible citizenship, Jasper was thrilled to perform for the LLIMF Keys of Inspiration program at Francis Scott Key Elementary School in Philadelphia, has given a solo recital to benefit MusiCorps, a music program for wounded veterans, and regularly performs at hospitals and nursing homes in the Bronx as part of his high school’s community outreach program.
Jasper is also an accomplished percussionist. His other interests include aeronautical engineering, photography and skiing. Jasper studies piano with Elena Rossman and occasionally posts performances on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1JVR57d94Zln9pm54YbVyA.