Evan Willmarth, currently a senior at Catalina Foothills High School, started piano at the age of 8 and began studying more seriously when he turned 13. With the help of Dr. Ji-young Kim, his technique and understanding of music have improved significantly. His favorite composers are Scarlatti, Liszt, Scriabin, and Paderewski. He loves traveling, reading, chess, and going to the opera and chamber music concerts. He plans to study mechanical engineering and also continue his piano studies outside of school.