Who am I?

Yang Yang Cai (1998) began playing the piano at age five with Noor Relijk. Subsequently she continued her piano studies with renowned professor Jan Wijn. After working with him for ten years, in May 2019 she completed her Bachelor's piano degree with the highest marks at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Yang Yang has worked in masterclasses with among others Ronald Brautigam, Boris Berman, Matti Raekallio, Jacques Rouvier, Klaus Hellwig, Yoheved Kaplinsky and Arie Vardi.

Yang Yang studies with Enrico Pace at the Accademia Pianistica di Imola. 

 

Both in 2008 and in 2012 she won first prize at the prestigious Steinway Piano Competition (NL). At the age of nine she represented the Netherlands at the International Steinway Festival in Hamburg, Germany. She performed in the renowned Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and received rave reviews from local press. In 2013 Yang Yang won the Junior Final of the Young Pianist Foundation Competition. In this final she played Mozart's 14th Piano Concerto along with the Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra.

Yang Yang received the Classic Young Masters Award 2017. In February 2019 she won the Grand Finale of the YPF Piano Competition Grand Prix Youri Egorov. In the finals she performed Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto under the baton of Jean-Bernard Pommier with the symphony orchestra of the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

 

Starting her performing career at age nine, Yang Yang has performed in all the major halls of The Netherlands. She played in Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Royal Theater Carré, DeLaMar theatre and Muziekgebouw Eindhoven among others. In 2015 she was invited by the Dutch Trade and Investment Office in Taiwan to play in Taipei. She has been guest and participated in numerous festivals such as Delft Chamber Music Festival, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Festival Wonderfeel, Lowlands Festival, International Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog and Aspen Music School and Festival.

 

Besides her solo career she is a passionate chamber musician. Together with violinist Shin Sihan and cellist Alexander Warenberg, they play together in the Amsterdam Piano Trio. Last season they made their debut in De Kleine Zaal of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.  

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