about me

 

Chengcheng began studying the piano at the age of four. She quickly began performing in public, appearing in her first two solo piano recitals at China Conservatory and Central University for Nationalities at the age of 14. In 2007, Chengcheng won the first prize and the special prize at the 71st Steinway International Children and Youth Piano Competition, which resulted in her being invited to perform at the 13th International Steinway Festival in Hamburg, Germany. In 2011, She won the first prize at the 2nd Pearl River-Kayserburg National Piano Competition in Guangzhou. This year, she got the silver medal of the 2016 Young Artist Piano Concerto Competition of CT in United States, and the second prize of Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival Piano Competition in Italy.

 

In addition to her successes in national and international competitions, Chengcheng has appeared in solo recitals throughout China, Germany, Austria, Italy, and the United States. In 2011, she performed concerts of Chinese piano music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mozarteum in Salzburg, the University of Music and Performing Arts and the Beethoven Center of Vienna as part of a cultural exchange program between those institutions and China Conservatory. One year later, she performed another European concert series of Chinese piano music in Germany, at the China Cultural Center in Berlin, the Steinway “Horowitz” Hall in Hamburg, and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock. In 2014, she accomplished her first debut at Alice Tully Hall in New York City. Besides, she has also appeared as a soloist with Xiamen Philharmonic and Hebei Symphony Orchestra, performing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3 and Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 respectively. As a chamber musician, she has appeared in concerts at University of Toronto and Heliconian Hall, the St. James Episcopal and First Presbyterian Churches of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and at Franklin and Marshall College’s Barshinger Hall.

 

Having graduated from China Conservatory in Beijing, Chengcheng completed her Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School in New York City, where she studied with Matti Raekallio and Jerome Lowenthal. Now she is pursuing Master of Musical Arts at Yale School of Music with Peter Frankl and Hung-Kuan Chen.