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Huiping Cai (Hong Kong, China)
Concerto: Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Huiping Cai is the winner of numerous national and international competitions, including first prize at the 2022 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, and the 2019 Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, CT. She also won the 2018 Miami Music Festival Piano Concerto Competition and the 2017 Temple University Concerto Competition in addition to winning First Prize, Best Concerto Award, and Best Recital Award at the 2017 Philadelphia International Piano Competition. Huiping made her orchestral soloist debut at the age of fifteen with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra under conductor Guoyong Zhang in China. Her orchestral and concerto performances have been highly praised for their lyricism, musicality, and formidable technique. After performing with the Kazakhstan National Symphony Orchestra, she represented the China National Culture Committee in numerous cultural exchange concerts in Russia and Kazakhstan. In July 2018, Huiping performed Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Miami Music Festival Orchestra under Maestro David Effron. She made her Taiwan debut at the prestigious Taipei National Concert Hall with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra playing the Mozart Double Piano Concerto with conductor Gernot Schmalfuss in December 2018. Huiping made her Mexico debut with Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Neil William Thomson at Teatro Degollado in February 2020.
Charismatic and popular with audiences in both recital and concerto settings, Ms. Cai is also an engaging solo performer. Huiping performed recitals at the Puffin Cultural Forum in New Jersey, the Coastal Chamber Concerts in California, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert in Chicago, and she also represented her home city, Shenzhen, China, performing in three concerts for the Hong Kong - Shenzhen Youth Music Festival. She attended the Euro Music Festival in Halle, Germany, the Chopin Piano Academy by Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, and the Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy, where she also recorded for, and was interviewed by, Philadelphia's WRTI Radio. Huiping was a student of Ching-Yun Hu, and she recently graduated from New England Conservatory where she studied with Dang Thai Son. She is currently pursuing her DMA in piano performance and literature at Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Alan Chow.