A message from 劉孟捷 Meng-Chieh Liu, his teacher at Curtis:
Tianxu An, who has been studying with me at Curtis for the last four years, has had an incredible milestone in his musical journey. He was fortunate enough to be among 26 participants selected to attend the 16th Tchaikovsky Competition. After ten grueling days of competition he reached the finals and despite a mishap out of his control, he played with remarkable musicianship under the pressure of those circumstances. I am truly proud of him for his extraordinary playing throughout the competition and ultimately receiving fourth prize. Through this amazing experience he has gained quite a fan base and I cannot thank all our friends and colleagues enough for their support. Bravo, Tianxu!