Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy
August 8 – 15, 2017
Distinquished Taiwanese concert pianist Ching-Yun Hu is the artistic director of both the Yun-Hsiang International Music Festival in Taipei and the Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy. After winning top prizes at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv and the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in New York City, her career has taken her to prestigious concert halls and music festivals across the globe on five continents. Considered one of the most important concert pianists from her native Taiwan, she has recevied honors from the Taiwan Ministry of Culture and the Golden Melody Awards. Besides her performing activities, she also serves on the faculty at the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Curtis Institute of Music
One of the world’s leading conservatories, Curtis Institute of Music is highly selective with an enrollment of about 165. Curtis educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists at the highest professional level. PYPA carefully ensured that the entire festival–from masterclasses to practice facilities to concerts–occurred at Curtis in order to both inspire our young artists and provide the best study environment.
WHAT PYPA OFFERS
Practice rooms with Steinway pianos at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Optional one-day trip to tour The Julliard School of Music in New York City.