Jason Guo is a 16-year-old Johns Creek native (born and raised) will be performing Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto as the featured soloist with the preeminent Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra in their season opener on Sunday, November 4th.
Jason began studying piano at the age of six and is currently under the tutelage of Emory faculty member Dr. Elena Cholakova. Recently, Jason was the first place prize winner of the 2018 Nashville Piano International Competition with a substantial college scholarship. Earlier this year, Jason was the first prize winner of the 2018 Georgia Member Teacher Association’s (GMTA) Concerto Competition and the winner of the 10th-grade division Piano Competition.
Jason Guo is the pianist for the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. He was also the 2nd place prize winner of the 2018 American Protégé International Concerto Competition and performed at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, N.Y.
Jason is also a dedicated student and athlete. He is currently an eleventh grader at The Paideia Schools in Atlanta where he is co-captain of the Varsity Golf Team, a member of the Entrepreneurship Club, and a member of the Science Olympiad team. Additionally, he has been invited for an oral presentation to present his paper “The Costs of Climate Change” to the 2017 Fifth International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Protection, which was published in the conference proceeding and has been referenced in other scientific papers. In his free time, he loves to play golf, read books, and travel around the world.