Every week, Piano Currents is proud to showcase our list of 2016’s 30 best classical pianists under the age of 30,Top 30 Under 30.This list is based on skill, technique and interpretation and features a video of the week for each artist. Our countdown continues through the end of 2016.

#22 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Lucas Geniusas

#22 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Lucas Geniusas

Lukas Geniušas Born in Moscow in 1990, Lukas Geniušas started piano studies at the age of five in the preparatory department of the Chopin Music College in Moscow and went on to graduate with top honors in 2008. He was born into a family of musicians, a fact which...

#23 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Salih Can Gevrek

#23 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Salih Can Gevrek

Salih Can Gevrek, born in Turkey in 1992, began piano lessons at the age of 5. He was accepted into the prestigious Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Drama Preparatory School in Ankara at the age of 7. He continued his studies at Bilkent University with Gulnara...

#24 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Federico Colli

#24 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Federico Colli

After the First Prize at the Salzburg Mozart Competition in 2011 and the winning with Gold Medal at The Leeds International Piano Competition in 2012, Federico Colli embarked on a series of prestigious concerts in several parts of the world, achieving a great success...

#25 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Alexef Gorlatch

#25 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Alexef Gorlatch

  #25 Alexej Gorlatch, piano Alexej Gorlatch was born in 1988 in Kiev and has been living in Germany since 1991. He began his piano studies at the age of seven with Eduard-Georg Georgiew in Passau, before becoming a junior student of Martin Hughes at the Berlin...

#26 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Pavel Koleskinov

#26 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Pavel Koleskinov

  Following Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov’s Wigmore Hall debut in January 2014, The Telegraph gave his recital a rare five-star review and called it “one of the most memorable of such occasions London has witnessed in a while.” Since becoming Prize Laureate of...

#27 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Andrew Hsu

#27 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Andrew Hsu

Equal parts composer and pianist, the piano-playing of 21 year-old Andrew Hsu has been hailed as "incendiary" (New York Times), "[channelling] Horowitz right down to the brilliant-yet-delicate high-treble sonority" (Philadelphia Inquirer) and "a great storyteller, who...

#28 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Alice Sara Ott

#28 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Alice Sara Ott

German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott has gained critical acclaim for her performances at major concert halls worldwide and has established herself as one of the most exciting musical talents of today. The Guardian, commenting on her recent performance with the...

#29 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner

#29 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner

A California native, Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner began piano studies at age two and began his working on his first college degree at age 5 as a full-time student at Ventura College. By the age of six, he made his orchestral debut as soloist. He then made Juilliard...

#30 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Serena Wang

#30 Piano Currents 30 Under 30: Serena Wang

Born in October, 2004, the amazing Serena Wang (Wang Yalun in Chinese) started playing the piano under Sumi Nagasawa at the age of 4. In February 2010, the five-year-old became the youngest prize winner of the Bach Piano Competition held at UC Berkeley. Later in 2010,...