Announcing the Winners of the 2019–20 Creative Reactions Contest

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HONORABLE MENTION Sandy Yang ’22

Sandy Yang is a sophomore pursuing a concentration in Molecular Biology with a Certificate in Global Health. Having played the piano throughout her childhood, she continues to turn to the instrument as a way to de-stress and spend time with her little sister, who plays the guitar and ukulele. Sandy remembers hearing pianist Lang Lang perform live when she was in elementary school, and since then she has enjoyed attending student performances and classical Chinese music concerts. “Music and art are both incredibly close to my heart,” she shared, “and I thought the Creative Reactions Contest was an exciting and unique way to be able to connect them and to foster a sort of appreciation for music that I hadn’t before.” Sandy attended a concert in February featuring violinist Isabelle Faust, cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, and pianist Alexander Melnikov as part of the contest, in her first Princeton University Concerts experience.

Music and art are both incredibly close to my heart... Describing herself as a visual person, Sandy depicted her ability to hear narrative within music in an artwork that portrayed the musicians and concert hall transforming into an imaginative landscape. As a first time participant of the contest, she encourages other students to participate in future years.

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