International Institute for Young Musicians piano competition
In the pavilion, a small offshoot space in the Lied Center, a 14-year-old boy plays Chopin masterfully. Part of the Sonata No. 3 in B minor flies out from his fingers. Ryan Jannak-Huang is a pro at this, so to speak. He’s been seriously studying piano for nine years from his home in Palatine, Ill. But this performance is something nerve-wracking. It’s the biggest, most prestigious competition he’s been in yet.