AUNG MOE KYAW
Aung Moe Kyaw, a student from Myanmar, started his studies in piano at the age of 12. He spent most of his high school years self-studying piano due to the limited availability of music programs in Myanmar schools. After finishing his freshman year majoring in Mechatronic Engineering at Mandalay Technological University, he decided to take a year off to prepare for college music auditions abroad and fortunately, he was offered a full scholarship to study at Missouri Western State University, where he is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, with a minor in French. He has studied piano extensively with Dr. Nathanael May at MWSU, as well as dedicated teachers such as Kimball Gallagher, Kai-Yin Huang, Gloria Campaner and Maiko Kurihara.
As a solo and chamber musician, Aung Moe Kyaw has performed internationally across four different continents. He has actively participated in international music festivals such as the Myanmar Music Festival, Maccagno Piano Days Festival (Italy), Campli Borgo Della Musica (Italy) and Stage & Concours: Chopin en Pleine Forêt (Tunisia). He has had the honor to perform chamber music at The National Theatre of Yangon and The Legislative Yuan in Taiwan, as well as a private concert for Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and State Counsellor of Myanmar H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Additionally, during his freshman year, Aung Moe Kyaw has won the first prize in the 2016 MWSU Concerto/Aria Competition and shared the stage with the MWSU Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Rico McNeela. Aung Moe Kyaw also enjoys making four-hand piano transcriptions of beautiful Myanmar melodies and folk songs.