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Biography

Press Quotes

Concerto Repertoire List

Sample Recital Programs

“…literally brought down the house with a standing ovation…”
Cincinnati Post

“…that elusive superstar quality that everybody looks for… Musical, energetic and full of flair.”
Jerusalem Post

“The Chopin Rondo in E-flat, Op. 16 was played with elegance and flabbergasting finger work. Speaking in terms of sheer technical brilliance, I don’t recall being as amazed even by Horowitz’s performance of the same work.”
New York Concert Review

“Ching-Yun Hu has everything you need in the pianistic league. In Rachmaninoff, she exposes an emotional structure that is transparent and moving.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)


Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as a “first class talent… superb pianist” and by International Piano (London) for “praises follow her around the world”, Taiwanese-American pianist Ching-Yun Hu is a unique presence on the international concert scene. She is the winner of the Arthur Rubinstein and Concert Artists Guild Competitions, and since her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, she has continued to perform internationally at major concert venues: Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Frankfurt Opera House, Taipei National Concert Hall, Ruhr Klavier Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, to name just a few. Her debut album “Ching-Yun Hu plays Chopin” (ArchiMusic) won the prestigious Golden Melody Award for “Best Classical Album of the Year”.
Her collaboration with the renowned Boston Modern Orchestra Project resulted in a critically acclaimed recording for BMop Sound. Her latest album, “Ching-Yun Hu: Rachmaninoff” (2019), received “five stars” by Pianist Magazine and was called “essential listening for Rachmaninoff admirers”. Renowned also as a presenter, curator, and educator, she is the founder and artistic director of renowned Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy (PYPA), which celebrates its 10th year in 2022. PYPA Piano Festival has become one of the most anticipated summer piano festivals in the US. Ching-Yun Hu serves on the piano faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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All-Chopin Recital with Commentary

Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 - Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Liszt "Les Jeux D'eaux A La Villa D'este"

Mozart Piano Concerto, K. 466 - Evergreen Symphony Orchestra

Alkan Aesop's Feast

Documentary Film: Music Within

Chopin Concerto No. 1 - Taiwan Philharmonic NSO

Rachmaninoff Etude-tableaux, Op. 39, No. 5

"Red Cliff" Concerto - National Chinese Orchestra

Schumann/Liszt Widmung

Gershwin/Wild "I got Rhythm"

Performance Tips: Ravel Ondine, Gaspard de la Nuit

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Ching-Yun Hu: Rachmaninoff
Centaur/Naxos
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“…poetic use of color and confidently expressive phrasing…”

– The Philadelphia Inquirer

Ching-Yun Hu, Pianist