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YOUNG VIRTUOSI PROGRAM

What is PYPA Young Virtuosi?

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.

Important Dates:

1. APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2021

2. Announcement of results via email: July 7, 2021

3. Program timeline: ten-month period from September 2021 through June 2022

Scope of Services Provided by PYPA Young Virtuosi:


1. Monthly Master Classes
 with world renowned pianists and professors

2. Monthly Personal Career Counseling and Performance Workshop with experts and executives in the music industry.

3. Live Stream Performances on PYPA social media platforms.

4. Concert Invitations at concert series, festivals, outreach events and radio stations worldwide. (Covid-19 pending)

5. Marketing and Press Support with publicity material, year long promotion on PYPA’s social media platforms in the US and China.

Faculty:  

Ching-Yun Hu

Concert Pianist, Artistic Director, PYPA

Paul Schenly

Artistic Director, Cleveland international Piano Competition

Yoheved Kaplinsky

Chair, Piano Department, The Juilliard School

Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden

Concert Pianist, Professor Emeritus, Royal Academy of Music, Brussels, Belgium

Gary Graffman

Concert Pianist, President Emeritus, The Curtis Institute of Music

Christopher Elton

Professor, Royal Academy of Music, London, UK

Dang Thai Son

Concert Pianist, Professor, New England Conservatory of Music and Oberlin College of Music

Danwen Wei

Chair, Piano Department, Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China

Pierre van der Westhuizen

Director, The Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Kalamazoo, MI USA

Cindy Hwang

President, In Pulse Creative, Inc., Saudi Arabia, China and New York

Jonathan Eifert

President, Gold Sound, Inc. New York, NY USA

Bonnie Slobodien

President, Allegro Music Consultants, Philadelphia, PA USA

Joyce Lindorff

Piano and Harpsichord Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA USA

Jie Yuan

Concert Pianist, Artistic Director, Harbin International Piano Competition, China

  • The full schedule will be contained in the 2021-2022 program offering letter.
  • PYPA reserves the right to substitute master class teachers at its discretion.
Applications must be received by June 30, 2021.  Applicants will be individually notified by July 7, 2021.

美國費城青年鋼琴家協會 (PYPA) 「精英學院」為年輕鋼琴家量身定制的頂尖培訓計劃

我們提供最好的平台,讓年輕鋼琴家們與國際鋼琴大師以及音樂專業人士接軌。透過每一個月系統化的密集訓練、職業演奏生涯諮詢、演出規劃、及國際鋼琴比賽建議及推薦等,幫助 「PYPA精英」 知悉古典音樂在國際上的最新動態。並且,PYPA精英學院透過社交媒體及傳統媒體來塑造青年鋼琴家的個人風格。

天份與努力是成功的根本,但「正確的方向」 卻是成功的秘訣

透過與國際鋼琴大師以及音樂專業人士的上課與講座交流,在學琴的路上碰到瓶頸時,精英學院的師資會成為你學習中的嚮導。菁英學院的大師們都是國際鋼琴大賽得主,常任評委,重要音樂節經紀公司總監,或是藝術經紀人,借由與大師們9個月不間斷的相處下,不僅能夠得到他們寶貴的建議外,你可以獲得具有份量的推薦,而推薦信也是任何職業生涯上必要條件。每個月的演奏生涯諮詢講座,年輕鋼琴家們更能夠瞭解並逐步安排作為21世紀演奏家需要具備的條件,認識古典音樂在世界各地的發展,並且學習如何使用社群網路來拉近與觀眾的距離。PYPA精英學院給予的正是前往夢想路上的「正確的方向」 與 「機會」。

PYPA精英學院提供什麼?
  1. 每個月的線上世界級大師課與分享交流會。借由網路,全世界最好的老師、鋼琴家及大賽的評審們都能以視訊授課方式與學員們零距離互動。
  2. 全世界音樂會及巡演的演出邀約(符合肺炎規定管制)
  3. 古典音樂電台及網路直播的演出機會
  4. 每個月的線上直播演奏機會
  5. 社群媒體及報章雜誌的推廣機會
  6. 每個月的線上演奏職業生涯諮詢講座(包含生涯規劃與比賽建議)
PYPA精英學院的特色?
  1. 與世界級鋼琴家、教育家和國際比賽總監和評審的一對一大師課
  2. 瞭解古典音樂在國際上的發展,並與音樂產業專業人士建立人脈
  3. 一系列的演奏職業生涯講座
  4. 國際大賽與音樂學院入學推薦信的機會
  5. 世界級鋼琴家胡瀞云精心打造的頂尖課程
  6. 給予學員個人簡歷寫作及錄音錄像的建議
PYPA精英學院徵選方式?
  1. 經由線上報名參加徵選(點我報名
  2. 曲目要求:三首不同樂派之作品,曲目總長度需介於20-30分鐘
  3. 年齡須為27歲(含)以下 *以1993年9月1日後出生為準
  4. 報名截止日期:2021年6月30日(美東時間)
報名截止日期:2021年6月30日(美東時間)
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