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Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy

August 8 – 15, 2017

Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy (PYPA) was established by concert pianist Ching-Yun Hu to help young artists achieve their dreams of becoming professional pianists. PYPA offers exciting opportunities for young pianists from Asia and the West to meet. With numerous master classes and evening concerts at the famed Curtis Institute of Music, PYPA enriches the summer classical music scene.


Ching-Yun Hu

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.

Five master classes taught by world-class artists and teachers.
Master classes and opportunities to perform in the Young Artists Concerts at the Field Concert Hall in the Curtis Institute of Music

Practice rooms with Steinway pianos at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Opportunity to participate in Philadelphia International Piano Competition.
Opportunity to perform concerts in 2017-2018 season.

Optional one-day trip to tour The Julliard School of Music in New York City.

Opportunity to make friendships with young artists from around the world.
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