Connor Tsui is currently in 11th grade at Trinity School NYC. He is in the pre-college program at Manhattan School of Music studying with Ole Akahoshi. He graduated from the Special Music School of America in June 2016, where he studied with Vladimir Pantaleyev for 8 years.
Connor was a first prize winner in the school-age (13-18 years) category of the American Protégé International Concerto Competition in 2018.
He has won many competitions including the Cremona International Music Competition where he was awarded prizes for Best Baroque Piece, Best Virtuosic/Concert Piece and Best Etude. He recently placed 2ndin the Kabalevsky Great Composers Competition.
Connor was a finalist in the 2018 Ensemble 212 Young Artist Competition, the 2017 Lyra Youth Music Concerto Competition in New York City. In the summer of 2013, Connor made his orchestral debut at age 10 with the National Academic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine in Kiev. In that same year, Connor placed 1st in the American Protégé International Talent Competition and performed at Carnegie's Weill Hall at the Winner's recital.
Connor sang for 5 years with the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus, singing many boy-soprano solo roles such as the 1st Spirit in Die Zauberflote for 2 seasons, and the Shepherd in Tosca. He made his debut with the NY Philharmonic in December 2014 as a boy soprano soloist, performing in Handel's Messiah as soloist.
Connor plays the piano, is on the water polo team at school and enjoys conducting, fencing, robotics and traveling.