Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy (PYPA) 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 and unique organizations, presenting the sought after PYPA Summer Piano Festival, the PYPA Young Virtuosi, and PYPA Piano World. Each program offers a distinctive platform, offering intensive master classes, public concerts and audience forums, featuring internationally celebrated pianists. The accompanying guest lecture series led by music industry executives offers insight to students and the international music community.
PYPA Summer Piano Festival was founded in 2013. For the first five years, the festival took place at the Curtis Institute of Music, and since 2018, it has been in residence at the historic Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Each summer, the piano festival offers an intensive nine-day program that encompasses master classes, lectures, concerts performed by international renown pianists, as well as PYPA young artists. The Summer Piano Festival also presents the annual Philadelphia International Piano Competition.
PYPA Young Virtuosi is a year-long customized development program for young pianists. A handful of selected young pianists perform in monthly master classes and attend career workshops, working alongside internationally renowned faculty and influential music professionals to develop their performance careers. Young Virtuosi students also receive additional assistance with their performance career portfolios and invitations to perform in live-streamed or in person concerts.
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Distinguished Taiwanese-American concert pianist Ching-Yun Hu is the founder and artistic director of the Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy. She has established a major international career after winning the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition. Performances have taken her to prestigious concert halls and music festivals across the globe on five continents. Considered to be one of the most important concert pianists from her native Taiwan, she has received honors from the Taiwan Ministry of Culture and the Golden Melody Awards. In addition to her concert career, she is an award winning recording artist and promoter of classical music. A Steinway Artist, she serves on the faculty at the Boyer College of Music at Temple University in Philadelphia.
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