Yangrui CaiSupported by Club 32 donors Robert and Jennifer Ravens


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

III. Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude

I. Darkly

II. Leggiero e legato

III. Gentle


V. Threnody

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

Dominico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata K.98 in E Minor

Semifinal Round

I. Allegro molto moderato

II. Allegro

III. Andante

IV. Allegretto

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

Final Round

I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro

I. Preludio

II. Molto vivace

III. Paysage

IV. Mazeppa

V. Feux follets

VI. Vision

VII. Eroica

VIII. Wilde Jagd

IX. Ricordanza

X. Allegro agitato molto

XI. Harmonies du soir

XII. Chasse-neige


No.4 E minor

Franz Schubert/Franz Liszt: Die Forelle