Founder and Artistic Director
8th PYPA Piano Festival
August 1 – 9, 2020
PYPA Piano Festival (Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy) was established by concert pianist Ching-Yun Hu to help young artists achieve their dreams of becoming professional pianists. It has blossomed into one of the most highly-anticipated summer piano festivals on the East Coast encompassing intensive master classes and public concerts featuring internationally celebrated pianists. The accompanying guest lecture series led by music industry executives offers insight to students and the local community.
The 2020 PYPA Online Piano Festival offers even more than originally planned for its August 1-9, 2020 festival. This year the festival will offer increased master class opportunities with renowned faculty, lectures from distinguished professionals from music and career managements, as well as opportunities for young artists to perform in studio concerts with highly sought after guests.
The 2020 PYPA Online Piano Festival was designed to eliminate the need for travel to Philadelphia and to protect the safety and health of our faculty, artists and young artists in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Young artists and observers will be receiving the highest calibre education for which PYPA is famous, at a 50% fee reduction.