Oliver Shou is a young artist only recently graduated from high school, but he has already received numerous awards and distinctions in his young career. As an Indiana native, he has been blessed by the wealth of opportunity provided by the nearby Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. In middle school, Oliver was taken under the tutelage of Professor Karen Taylor. Under her guidance, he has actively participated in state, national, and international competitions. He has been recognized many times by the Indiana Music Teachers Association, which has awarded him first prize in two state divisions. He has also earned second prize in the Carmel Debut International Piano Competition in its most senior division. In addition, Oliver has made several appearances as a concerto soloist. He has performed twice with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, once with his brother Phillip playing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos K 365. More recently, he was featured with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto. During his summers, he has been a regular participant at the IU Summer Piano Academy. There, he has had the honor of performing for many distinguished artists, including Robert Weirich, Emile Naoumoff, and Hans Boepple. The Academy has also featured him as an Honors Recitalist. This fall, Oliver will begin his studies with Evelyne Brancart as an undergraduate at the Jacobs School of Music.