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PYPA RISING STAR: HUIPING CAI PIANO RECITAL

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Huiping Cai, First-Prize Winner of the 2017 Philadelphia International Piano Competition

Twenty-one-year-old Huiping Cai is one of the most exciting young talents coming from China today. Winner of numerous national and international competitions, she captured First Prize, Best Concerto Award and Best Recital Award at the 2017 Philadelphia International Piano Competition. She won the 2017 Temple University Concerto Competition and 2018 Miami Music Festival Piano Concerto Competition. She was the only pianist selected in the final round of the Philadelphia Orchestras 2017 Greenfield Concerto Competition. Ms. Cai currently studies with Professor Ching-Yun Hu at the Boyer College of Music, Temple University.

Huiping Cais performances have been highly praised for their lyricism, musicality, as well as formidable technique. She made her orchestra soloist debut at the age of sixteen with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in China. She performed with the Kazakhstan National Symphony Orchestra and represented the China National Culture Committee in numerous cultural exchange concerts in Russia and Kazakhstan. This past summer, she performed Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Miami Music Festival Orchestra and Maestro David Effron. She made her Taiwan debut at the prestigious Taipei National Concert Hall with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Mozart Double Piano Concerto with her teacher Ching-Yun Hu and conductor Gernot Schmalfuss this December.

Charismatic and popular with audience in both recital and concerto settings, since moving to the United States in 2016, Huiping Cai performed at the Puffin Cultural Forum in New Jersey, the Coastal Chamber Concerts in California, as well as representing her home city, Shenzhen (China), in three concerts for the Hong Kong Shenzhen Youth Festivalin China. She attended the Euro Music Festival in Halle, Germany, and the Philadelphia Young PianistsAcademy, where she recorded for and was interviewed by Philadelphia's WRTI Radio.

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