A few weeks ago we recorded an Encore with pianist Yang Yang Cai (18) and afterwards we talked to her about her life as a musician. Yang Yang recorded 2 pieces with us that you can already listen to.

Get-To-Know: Yang Yang Cai
Instrument: Piano

Yang Yang Cai
Yang Yang Cai (1998) began playing the piano at age five with Noor Relijk. Subsequently she studied piano with Mila Baslawskaja before continuing her piano studies with renowned piano professor Jan Wijn in 2009. In 2015 she started her classical piano degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam also with Jan Wijn. Yang Yang has followed masterclasses with among others Matti Raekallio, Jerome Rose, Mikhail Voskresensky, Jacques Rouvier, Dominique Merlet, Igor Roma, Frederic Chiu, Klaus Hellwig and Boris Berman. In 2006 she won first prize in her category in the National Competition for Young Music Talent. In 2008 and 2012 she won first prize at the prestigious Steinway Piano Competition. At the age of nine she represented the Netherlands at the International Steinway Festival in Hamburg, Germany, and 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. Earlier that year she won second prize at the Princess Christina Competition. Visit Yang Yang's website to read her full biography.