PYPA Piano Festival

PYPA is an intensive summer piano festival, offering world class concerts and master classes at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.

Founded by concert pianist Ching-Yun Hu, PYPA is an international piano summer festival and academy that offers world class concerts and master classes at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.

We are very honored to introduce our Jury members for 2020 Philadelphia International Piano Competition held during the PYPA Festival!
-Kathryn Brown, Piano Department Head at Cleveland Institute of Music
-William Carr, Department Head at Immaculata University
-Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Celebrated Concert Pianist

>Application deadline: April 30
>Online Application:
https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/
#2020PYPA

PYPA looking for the next piano star.

Are you a young pianist who dreams of performing at the highest level? Apply by April 30 for a chance to become one of only 21 young pianists accepted to work alongside Gary Graffman, Jerome Lowenthal, Ching-Yun Hu and many other amazing faculty at this extraordinary festival.

>Application deadline: April 30
>Information and online Application: https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/
#2020PYPA

Happy Chinese New Year!
Stay tuned for more information on 2020 PYPA Piano Festival!

>Application deadline: April 30
>Information and online Application: https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/
#2020PYPA

The fascinating master classes taught by Gary Graffman, 胡瀞云 Ching-Yun Hu, pianist, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Jerome Lowenthal, Ursula Oppens, Alexandre Moutouzkine...for all participants in 2020 PYPA Piano Festival August 1-9, 2020!

>Application deadline: April 30
>Information and online Application: https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/
#2020PYPA

The fascinating master classes taught by Gary Graffman, 胡瀞云 Ching-Yun Hu, pianist, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Jerome Lowenthal, Ursula Oppens, Alexandre Moutouzkine...for all participants in 2020 PYPA Piano Festival August 1-9, 2020!

>Application deadline: April 30
>Information and online Application: https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/
#2020PYPA

Saved the dates – August 1-9, 2020 and visit us at https://pypa.info to learn about the 2020 PYPA Piano Festival!

Applications are open now.
>Application deadline: April 30
> Information and online application:
https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/

#2020PYPA

We are very honored to introduce our Jury members for 2020 Philadelphia International Piano Festival!

-Kathryn Brown, Piano Department Head at Cleveland Institute of Music
-William Carr, Department Head at Immaculata University
-Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Celebrated Concert Pianist

>Application deadline: April 30
>Online Application:
https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/

#2020PYPA

Award winning violinist, Chloé Kiffer joins the 2020 PYPA Piano festival performing an evening concert with award winning pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine!

Applications are open now.
>Application deadline: April 30
> Information and online application:
https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/

#2020PYPA

Rising star pianist, Tienxu An returns to the 8th annual 2020 PYPA Piano Festival being held from August 1-9, 2020 in historic Philadelphia, PA. Mr. An fresh from his outstanding performance at the 2019 International Tchaikovsky competition will be perform during the festival!

Applications are open now.
>Application deadline: April 30
> Information and online application:
https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/

#2020PYPA

International prize winning pianist, Alexandre Moutouzkine joins the master teaching and
performing team at the 8th annual PYPA.

Applications are open now.
>Application deadline: April 30
> Information and online application:
https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/

#2020PYPA

Happy New Year🎉🎈
Best wishes for the new year 2020.
Stay tuned for 2020 PYPA Piano Festival news😉

Applications are open now
>Application deadline: April 30
> Information and online application:
https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/

#2020PYPA

Happy New Year from the PYPA Piano Festival! 🌹🌹

Joining the 2020 PYPA master pedagogue and performing team is Sir Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden who was only sixteen when he became a laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1964.
Applications are open now.
>Application deadline: April 30
> Information and online application:
https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/

#2020PYPA

Returning to PYPA for 2020 is four-time Grammy nominee Ursula Oppens who has premiered works by leading composers and has performed with many of the world’s major orchestras, including the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, the Boston Symphony Orchestra
>Application deadline: April 30
>Information and online Application:
https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/
#2020PYPA

Jerome Lowenthal, prize winning pianist and master pedagogue, returns to the 8th annual
Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy being held August 1-9, 2020 in the historic Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

>Application deadline: April 30
>Information and online Application: https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/
#2020PYPA

胡瀞云 Ching-Yun Hu, pianist, internationally recognized pianist is the founder and artistic director of the PYPA Piano Festival, held August 1-9, 2020 at historic Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA. We are excited and looking forward to the 8th season of PYPA!

>Application deadline: April 30
>Information and online Application:
https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/
#2020PYPA

Gary Graffman, legendary pianist and teacher returns to 2020 PYPA to give master classes to PYPA young artists. Applications are open now for PYPA 2020 that takes place on August 1-9, 2020.

>Application deadline: April 30
>Information and online Application: https://pypa.info/about/guidelines/
#2020PYPA

Save the dates! The 8th PYPA Piano Festival will take place from August 1-9, 2020.

#2019PYPA Recap

PYPA young artists perform at the Young Artists Concert during PYPA Piano Festival.

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Congratulations to our winners of the 2019 Philadelphia International Piano Competition!
We look forward to following your music journey!

The 2017 Van Cliburn Competition First Prize winner, Yekwon Sunwoo - 선우예권, interacts with Sarah Tuan, one of the 23 young pianists of the 2019 Cliburn Junior Piano Competition during 2019 PYPA piano festival!
The Cliburn

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The First Prize and Gold Medal Winner of the Tenth International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1980, Vietnamese- Canadian pianist Dang Thai Son gave our young pianists an unforgettable masterclass.

The Fryderyk Chopin Institute

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Gold medalist of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition The Cliburn Yekwon Sunwoo - 선우예권, gave us a fantastic moment during 2019 PYPA Piano Festival!

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Observe the legendary pianist, Gary Graffman teaching PYPA young artists!

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Alon Goldstein’s Piano Recital

2019 PYPA Faculty Alon Goldstein with a group of his fans!

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Big thank you to Academy of Vocal Arts for hosting PYPA with such a wonderful practice environment!

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Pierre Van Der Westhuizen (Director of Gilmore Keyboard Festival) presented special topic of achieving a sustainable career as concert artists in the 21st Century.

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The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Prize, Philadelphia-born Lydia Artymiw taught wonderful master classes to 22 PYPA artists!

#2019 PYPA Recap

Our Artistic Director 胡瀞云 Ching-Yun Hu, pianist kicked off the 2019 PYPA Piano Festival by performing "Mediterranean Impressions" at the Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts!

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Orientation

Talented PYPA young artists traveled from all over the world to gather together for the 2019 PYPA Piano Festival in Philadelphia!

2019#pypafestival precious moments
💖💖💖 Dang Thai Son
Thank you so much for your beautiful artistry and presence at PYPA Piano Festival!

2019 PYPA Piano Festival Final Concert:
Philadelphia International Piano Competition Winners’ Concert happening right now at Academy of Vocal Arts!

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Sara Davis Buechner performs tonight in a stellar program at Academy of Vocal Arts! Door opens at 7pm.

Steinway & Sons
Jacobs Music Company

Tune in WRTI 90.1 FM live performance at noon today for the First Prize Winner, Parker Van Ostrand (Junior division) and Binghao Li (Senior division) of the 2019 Philadelphia International Piano Competition! Live broadcast link: www.wrti.org/post/live-wrti-901-performance-studio-2019-pypa-winners

Our staff has just picked Dang Thai Son up at the Philadelphia airport. 😊 We are looking forward to his master classes throughout the day tomorrow and his recital this Saturday, August 10, 7:30pm! Academy of Vocal Arts

Steinway & Sons
Jacobs Music Company
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The results are out! Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 PYPA - Philadelphia International Piano Competition!

🎹 First Prize Winner of Junior Division, which comes with US$1,000 cash award: Parker van Ostrand

🎹 First Prize Winner of Senior Division, which comes with US$1,000 cash award: Binghao Li

🎹 2020 PYPA Full Scholarship Award, given at the discretion of the Artistic Director of PYPA: Parker van Ostrand

🎹 Perry and Gladys Rosenstein Recital Award, which comes with a solo recital engagement during 2019-2020 Season at the Puffin Cultural Forum in NJ: Hans-Derek Yu

🎹 Best Concerto Award: Parker van Ostrand (Chopin Concerto No. 1)

🎹 Invitation to Philadelphia's WRTI Classical Radio Live Broadcast on August 9: Parker van Ostrand, Binghao Li

🎹 GetClassical Special Prize: Parker van Ostrand, Binghao Li

🎹 Finalist Awards: Andrew Gu, Hans-Derek Yu, Po-Han Chiu

Jury for Preliminary Round:
William Carr (Concert Pianist, Chair of Piano Department, Immaculata University)
Jonathan Eifert (Founder of Jonathan Eifert Public Relations)
Pierre van der Westhuizen (Director, Gilmore Keyboard Festival)

Jury for Final Round:
Charles Abramovic (Concert Pianist, Chair and Professor of Piano, Temple University)
Mac McClure (Concert Pianist, Chair and Professor of Piano, National University of Colombia, Bogota)
Ilona Oltuski (Founder of GetClassical)

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getclassical.org

Bing Hao Li and Parker Van Ostrand – piano competition winners of the 7th.annual PYPA - Get Classical

Thank you, GetClassical and Ilona Oltuski for this wonderful coverage on PYPA Piano Festival and our winners of from the 2019 Philadelphia International Piano Competition!

https://www.getclassical.org/bing-hao-li-and-parker-van-ostrand-piano-competition-winners-of-the-7th-annual-pypa/

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PYPA Young Artists perform tonight again at the Academy of Vocal Arts! Concert is open and FREE to the public!!

Steinway & Sons
Jacobs Music Company
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Join us tonight for 2017 The Cliburn Competition winner, Yekwon Sunwoo - 선우예권 Recital - 7:30pm at the Academy of Vocal Arts.

Steinway & Sons
Jacobs Music Company

PYPA - Philadelphia International Piano Competition Final Round takes place at the Academy of Vocal Arts right now, with five finalists performing five complete piano concerti.

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Jacobs Music Company

Recap of 2019 PYPA's Opening Concert by 胡瀞云 Ching-Yun Hu, pianist on ABC News Channel 6!

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Jacobs Music Company

When The Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo - 선우예권 meets Junior Cliburn's Sarah Tuan at the 2019 PYPA!

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Jacobs Music Company

2017 The Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo - 선우예권 Master Class now at Academy of Vocal Arts

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Jacobs Music Company

PYPA Young Artists perform tonight at Academy of Vocal Arts! Concert is open and FREE to the public.

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Jacobs Music Company

Gary Graffman with PYPA young artist Nicole Liu. Mr. Graffman is in residence at PYPA for three days, August 6-8. Master classes are open to the public and start each day at 12:30pm and 3:45pm. Academy of Vocal Arts

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