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Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy

August 8 – 15, 2017

Thank you for everyone involved with the 2017 PYPA! Heartfelt thanks to our faculty members, guest artists, our sponsors, Jacobs Music Company Philadelphia Steinway Selection Center, Puffin Cultural Forum, Mr. Li-yu Lee of Taiwan, and our team of wonderful staff, our publicist Sharla Felscher Public Relations, and dear friends and family for making this year's PYPA the best year ever. See you all in 2018!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for everyone involved with the 2017 PYPA! Heartfelt thanks to our faculty members, guest artists, our sponsors, Jacobs Music Company, Puffin Cultural Forum, Mr. Li-yu Lee of Taiwan, and our team of wonderful staff, our publicist Sharla Felscher Public Relations, and dear friends and family for making this years PYPA the best year ever. See you all in 2018!!Image attachmentImage attachment

2017 Philadelphia International Piano Competition result

After a very high level competition, our winners have been announced. Hear them at the 2017 PYPA closing concert tomorrow night at Field Concert Hall, followed by a reception!

Category A: age 17 and under
RYAN ZHU (Canada), age 13

Li-Yu Lee Award for First Prize Winner – cash prize of US$1,000

Ching-Yun Hu Full Scholarship Award – full scholarship to attend the 2018 PYPA

Category B: age 18 to 26
HUIPING CAI (Hong Kong/China), age 19

Li-Yu Lee Award for First Prize Winner – cash prize of US$1,000

Evelyn Cohen Concerto Award Winner – a concerto engagement with orchestra during 2017 – 2018 season

Gladys and Perry Rosenstein Recital Award Winner – a solo recital engagement at the Puffin Cultural Forum in NJ during 2017 – 2018 season

*All prizewinners will perform in the 2017 PYPA closing concert on August 15, 2017 at Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music.

**Additional concert engagements will be added throughout the season at the discretion of the Artistic Director of PYPA.
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2017 Philadelphia International Piano Competition resultAfter a very high level competition, our winners have been announced. Hear them at the 2017 PYPA closing concert tomorrow night at Field Concert Hall, followed by a reception!Category A: age 17 and under
RYAN ZHU (Canada), age 13Li-Yu Lee Award for First Prize Winner – cash prize of US$1,000Ching-Yun Hu Full Scholarship Award – full scholarship to attend the 2018 PYPA
Category B: age 18 to 26
HUIPING CAI (Hong Kong/China), age 19Li-Yu Lee Award for First Prize Winner  – cash prize of US$1,000Evelyn Cohen Concerto Award Winner – a concerto engagement with orchestra during 2017 – 2018 seasonGladys and Perry Rosenstein Recital Award Winner – a solo recital engagement at the Puffin Cultural Forum in NJ during 2017 – 2018 season
*All prizewinners will perform in the 2017 PYPA closing concert on August 15, 2017 at Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music.
**Additional concert engagements will be added throughout the season at the discretion of the Artistic Director of PYPA.Image attachment

Philadelphia International Piano Competition final is happening right now at Field Concert Hall.

The judges for the final round are-

Debra Lew Harder (concert pianist)
Andrew Hauze (conductor)
Vera Wilson (president and founder of Astral Artists Management)
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Philadelphia International Piano Competition final is happening right now at Field Concert Hall.The judges for the final round are-Debra Lew Harder (concert pianist)
Andrew Hauze (conductor)
Vera Wilson (president and founder of Astral Artists Management)

2017 Philadelphia International Piano Competition - Preliminary round result

Group A:
Yide Shi
Ryan Zhu

Group B:
Huiping Cai
Po-Han Chiu

16 contestants from around the world gathered at Curtis for the competition for two age groups: age 12-17 for group A, age 18-26 for group B. Two finalists are selected from each group.

We thank you preliminary judges, Zsolt Bognar, Eric Fung and Natalie Zhu for their adjudication. It was a very hard decision for them to make because the level of the young artists are so high, far exceeded their expectations.
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2017 Philadelphia International Piano Competition - Preliminary round resultGroup A:
Yide Shi
Ryan ZhuGroup B:
Huiping Cai
Po-Han Chiu16 contestants from around the world gathered at Curtis for the competition for two age groups: age 12-17 for group A, age 18-26 for group B. Two finalists are selected from each group.We thank you preliminary judges, Zsolt Bognar, Eric Fung and Natalie Zhu for their adjudication. It was a very hard decision for them to make because the level of the young artists are so high, far exceeded their expectations.Image attachmentImage attachment

Do not miss the chamber music concert " Schubertiade" tonight! Tickets can be purchased at the door. (cash only)

Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, "Trout"
Ching-Yun Hu, piano
Suliman Tekalli, violin
Matthew Cohen, viola
Nan-Cheng Chen, cello
Neil Walters, bass
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Do not miss the chamber music concert  Schubertiade tonight! Tickets can be purchased at the door. (cash only)Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, Trout
Ching-Yun Hu, piano
Suliman Tekalli, violin
Matthew Cohen, viola
Nan-Cheng Chen, cello
Neil Walters, bass

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1 week ago

Artistic director Ching-Yun Hu and faculty member Mira Yevtich are rehearsing "Schubert Fantasie for four hands" for tomorrow evening's concert! August 12, 7:30pm.

Concert Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-pypa-schubertiade-chamber-music-concert-tickets-35031727841
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Artistic director Ching-Yun Hu and faculty member Mira Yevtich are rehearsing Schubert Fantasie for four hands for tomorrow evenings concert! August 12, 7:30pm.Concert Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-pypa-schubertiade-chamber-music-concert-tickets-35031727841

The young artists concert yesterday was AMAZING!!! They turned into completely different people while playing and it's amusing.

We have another 10 students performing at 7:30pm at Field Concert hall today. If you haven't had any plan for Friday night, don't miss the concert tonight. These talents, young souls will make you surprise with their interpretations of music.
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1 week ago

We were delighted when seeing NBC reporter stop by for the opening concert of PYPA by our artistic director 胡瀞云 Ching-Yun Hu, pianist! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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