Marc Soong has shown a keen interest in classical music since the age of three. He has won numerous national and international piano competitions including the Los Angeles Young Musicians International Competition, San Jose International Piano Competition, American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, Redlands Bowl Young Artists Competition, Classics Alive Young Artists Competition, Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, Steinway Piano Competition, Glendale Piano Competition, Great Composers Music International Competition, and many others. Soong won the Grand Prize of the 2018 ENKOR International Music Competition and Second Place for the 2019-2020 American Prize Competition in Piano Performance for high school division. Recently, he won First Place for the 2020 Costa Rica International Piano Festival Online Competition. He has been selected as a featured performer on NPR's "From the Top," a radio program broadcast nationally. In the summer of 2019, Soong attended and performed at Aspen Music Festival - one of the world's premier classical music festivals held annually in Aspen, Colorado. He has performed with the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra for the 2019-2020 Season Opening Concert.
Soong is a junior at Stanford University. He studies piano with Dr. Frederick Weldy and Professor Laura Dahl of Stanford University and Professor Daniel Pollack and Dr. Vladimir Khomyakov of USC Thornton School of Music. He has performed in many venues such as the Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival in Redlands, Zipper Hall in Los Angeles, Trianon Theatre in San Jose, Gindi Auditorium in Los Angeles, Steinway & Sons Gallery in Los Angeles and Seattle, and many others. Soong was selected as a recipient of the Young Musicians Foundation David Weiss Scholarship in 2015-2016.
Soong enjoys sharing his music with the community. One of his most memorable experiences
was organizing and performing with his sister at the benefit concert to raise money for Parkinson's disease through the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Besides his love of music, math and science are his favorite subjects. In his spare time, he likes reading, swimming, and