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PYPA (Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy) was established by concert pianist Ching-Yun Hu to help young artists achieve their dreams of becoming professional pianists. It has blossomed into one of the most highly-anticipated summer piano festivals on the East Coast encompassing intensive master classes and public concerts featuring internationally celebrated pianists. The accompanying guest lecture series led by music industry executives offers insight to students and the local community.


10 Summertime Concerts, 62 Hours of Master Classes, Guest Lecture Series, Philadelphia International Piano Competition. Join us at the famed Academy of Vocal Arts in the center of Philadelphia’s artistic community.


Celebrated teachers and artists share their craft through daily intensive master classes and summertime public concerts.

NBC news featured our winners from the Philadelphia International Piano Competition.
ABC news highlighted Ching-Yun Hu’s chamber music concert with violist Matthew Cohen.
PHL 17 featured Jerome Lowenthal’s concert at PYPA.

"This is a beautiful thing!"

PYPA creates a community and provides a stage for masters and prodigies to perform, excel, and be inspired. It is an opportunity to pass the torch of wisdom and knowledge from one generation to the next – a beautiful thing.
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