Yangrui Cai


November 13, 2000


Jury’s Special Prize: Sendai International Music Competition (Sendai, Japan)
Third Prize (Senior Category): Bosendorfer and Yamaha USASU Competition (Arizona, USA)
First Prize: Oberlin International Piano Festival (Ohio, USA )
First Prize: The Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition (Guangzhou, China)

Yangrui Cai began to play the piano at age four, and from the age of eight began his studies with Jay Sun and then with Dr Vivian Li at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, graduating with distinction in July 2019. He has furthered his studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Ohio USA, with world-renowned pianist, Professor Stanislav Ioudenitch.


From an early age, Yangrui has given solo recitals in Asia, Europe, Canada and the United States. He has appeared as a soloist in China with the China Hong Kong Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, in Japan with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, and in Todi, Italy with TIMM Ensemble.


Yangrui received scholarships to attend festivals in the United States, including Morningside Music Bridge in Boston and the Tanglewood Festival in Massachusetts. He has participated in several masterclasses with esteemed musicians including Dmitri Bashkirov, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Krzysztof Jablonski and Horacio Gutiérrez.


Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

III. Impromptu in G♭ Major

Book 1
I. Thema. Non troppo Presto
II. Variation 1
III. Variation 2
IV. Variation 3
V. Variation 4
VI. Variation 5
VII. Variation 6
VIII. Variation 7
IX. Variation 8
X. Variation 9
XI. Variation 10
XII. Variation 11. Andante
XIII. Variation 12.
XIV. Variation 13.
XV. Variation 14. Allegro

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Isaac Albéniz: Navarra

I. Darkly

III. Gentle

I. Russian Dance
II. Petrushka’s Cell
III. The Shrovetide Fair

Semi Finals Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

III. Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude

I. Allegro assai
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto

I. Ondine

II. Le Gibet

III. Scarbo

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegro. Risoluto

II. Romance. Andante

III. Allegro non troppo

Édouard Lalo: Guitare Op.28

I. Allegro moderato

II. Scherzo

III. Largo

IV. Finale. Allegro

Gabriel Fauré: Romance in A Major Op.69

Final Round 1: Concerto with String Orchestra

I. Allegro

II. Andante

III. Rondeau. Allegretto

Final Round 2: Concerto with Symphony Orchestra

I. Andante sostenuto
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Presto