About this Event
PYPA Piano Festival is coming LIVE in Philadelphia this summer! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we've prepared the first-ever, full-scale, in-person LIVE events including concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and Philadelphia International Competition on July 30-August 7.
Prize winners of the Philadelphia International PIano Competition, Huan-Ching Chou & Hannah Wang will be giving a joint piano concert on August 5, 7:30 PM!
Beethoven Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 1
Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
Beethoven Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book I
Pianist Huan Ching Chou is studying at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston, U.S.A. He was born in Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) and started playing piano at age 4. He has studied with Ivy Xu at the Shenzhen Kong Xiang Dong Art Center, and with Dan Su at the Shenzhen Ming Shi Hui Piano Art center. He is currently working under the guidance of Victor Cayres at New England Conservatory Preparatory School, an institution affiliated with Walnut Hill School.
Huan Ching has won numerous awards at the 4th and 5th Shenzhen China Piano Competitions, the 3rd Macau Asia Youth Piano Competition, the 5th GOCAA Youth Pianist Final Competition, the 18th and 20th Hong Kong Asia Piano Open Competitions, and the Singapore International Youth Piano Competition, among others.
Hannah (Yinghan) Wang, has been learning piano since the age of 5, and has shown extraordinary talent since childhood. She was admitted to the Middle School attached to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music at age 9. In 2018, she moved to the United States to study with concert pianist and Professor Ching-Yun Hu in Philadelphia, USA. Hannah has won many domestic and international piano competitions, including top prizes at the 2020 Philadelphia International Piano Competition, 2019 American Steinway Piano Competition, and 2019 American Harkord Chopin International Piano Competition, Singapore International Piano Competition (junior division), amongst others. She debuted with the Orchestra of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, playing a Mozart Concerto in 2017. In 2019, she held her first solo concert in Philadelphia, performing a complete set of Chopin etudes. She has been invited as a guest artist at Philadelphia’s WRTI Classical Radio, performing works by Beethoven and Prokofiev.
ABOUT PYPA PIANO FESTIVAL
PYPA Summer Piano Festival was founded in 2013. For the first five years, the festival took place at the Curtis Institute of Music, and since 2018, it has been in residence at the historic Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.
Each summer, the piano festival offers an intensive nine-day program that encompasses master classes, lectures, and concerts performed by internationally renowned pianists, as well as PYPA young artists. The Summer Piano Festival also presents the annual Philadelphia International Piano Competition. Visit us at www.pypa.info
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, United States