Sally Yapto was born in Surabaya, Indonesia. She started playing the piano at the age of 8 and studied with Genssly E. Syams in Surabaya as well as with Iswargia Sudarno in Jakarta. In 2017 she moved to Los Angeles in order to continue her piano studies at the Piano Talent Performance Academy as a student of Ory Shihor. Sally won the 1st prize at the 2018 CAPMT Sonata Competition, was a finalist at the 2018 Celia Mendez Young Pianist Beethoven Competition, and received honorable Mentions in both the 2019 CAPMT Honors Competition and the 2018 Aloha International Piano Competition. In 2016, she was the only winner in 2016 Thailand Chopin International Competition. She appeared in master classes with distinguished performers and teachers such as Dr. Steven Spooner (2017), Hershey Felder (2018) and Gila Goldstein (2018). In 2019, Sally was invited to participate in a master class with Jeffrey Kahane, presented by the Pasadena Chapter of MTNA/CAPMT. Alongside her passion for piano, she enjoys song writing and loves to help the community by performing volunteer work. Other than that, Sally loves to travel and do photoshoots.


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