Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy was established by concert pianist Ching-Yun Hu to help young artists achieve their dreams of becoming professional pianists.
"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.
Ching-Yun Hu, Artistic Director
Mira Yevtich is a co-founder of the Mariinsky International Piano Festival held in St. Petersburg, with the world famous conductor and director of Mariinsky Theatre, Maestro Valery Gergiev.
Ursula Oppens is equally committed to programming traditional, and contemporary repertoire. She has performed with many of the world's major orchestras.
Gary Graffman has been a major figure in the music world since his debut with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of eighteen.