Age as of Competition: 22
“…you got the distinct impression that this is an artist who is honest, responds with spontaneity to the music as it’s happening, and who is unafraid to take risks to get her musical thoughts across.” –Palm Beach Arts Paper
Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong has begun to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her “natural beauty of tone” (Cincinnati Enquirer) and “winning stage presence” (Dallas Morning News). Deeply committed to sharing her joy for music and connecting with communities, she also engages students and audiences through school and outreach concerts, traditional master classes, Q&A sessions, and other residency activities. Ms. Dong gave her first recital at age 10, and has appeared with the Aspen Music Festival, Hong Kong, Juilliard, Shanxi, Shenzhen Symphony, and Youngstown Symphony Orchestras; been presented in Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall and the Louvre Auditorium; and been featured multiple times on New York’s WQXR radio. Recent and upcoming highlights include her solo recital debut at Alice Tully Hall; her trio debut at the Kennedy Center as part of its Conservatory Project; recitals at the Kravis Center and Salk Institute; and appearances with the orchestras of Fort Worth, Hudson Valley, and Corpus Christi.