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Achieve Your Dreams of
Becoming a Professional Pianist



Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy was established by concert pianist Ching-Yun Hu to help young artists achieve their dreams of becoming professional pianists.


7 Concerts, 1 Seminar, 62 hours of Master Classes! Come join us at the famed Curtis Institute of Music.


World-class teachers and artists offers exciting opportunities for young pianists from Asia and the West to meet.

"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

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

Ursula Oppens is equally committed to programming traditional, and contemporary repertoire. She has performed with many of the world's major orchestras.

Gary Graffman

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.

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