Oct 03, 2015

Yundi, from the youngest Chopin Competition champion to the youngest Chopin Competition jury
Chinese pianist Yundi has been chosen as the jury member of the 2015 International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition and becomes the youngest judge in the contest's 88-year history.

The famous pianist Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron is the chairman of the jury; other members include Martha Argerich and Garrick Ohlsson.

In October 2000, Yundi won the first prize at the competition and the special prize of the Fryderyk Chopin Society in Warsaw for the best performance of a polonaise, which made him the youngest winner of the competition and the first Chinese pianist to win the title.


Sep 11, 2015

Order Now: Yundi’s ‘Chopin Preludes’ from Mercury Classics

Celebrated for his “wondrous colorings of many Chopin recitals,” (China Daily) Yundi’s newest recording from Mercury Classics features the complete Chopin preludes.

The release comes on the heels of his acclaimed tour of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA and Charles Dutoit, as well as his Hollywood Bowl debut on August 6, which garnered praise from the Los Angeles Times: “He was at home with the calm beauty of the slow movement. He gave Beethoven’s trills a wonderfully smooth, Zen-like ringing quality.”


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Discover Yundi’s full schedule here.

Jul 13, 2015

Yundi gives “show-stopping performance” of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with National Youth Orchestra of the USA

In his highly anticipated return to Carnegie Hall, Yundi, under the baton of Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit, performed his signature account of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. “Yundi’s playing was astonishing,” raved the Financial Times, praising the pianist’s “dapper energy and fleet articulation.”

“The Chongqing-born Yundi was the clear star of the show,” wrote New York Classical Review, celebrating Yundi’s triumphant return to Carnegie Hall with “a show-stopping performance…Yundi played with apt showy finesse and a wonderful flair for the dynamic and the minutiae, as in the unaccompanied, upper voicings at the end of the first movement and the lonely notes dotted through the second.”

From New York, Yundi travels to China with the NYO-USA and Charles Dutoit performing the “Emperor” Concerto on a program that includes Tan Dun’s new work Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Yundi is the 2015 guest soloist with the NYO-USA, a position held in previous years by world-renowned violinists Gil Shaham and Joshua Bell.


View the full tour schedule here. 

Jun 10, 2015

Yundi guests with National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America at Carnegie Hall and on China tour

Yundi joins Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit and the NYO-USA as featured guest soloist for the ensemble’s summer 2015 tour, which takes the young musicians to Carnegie Hall and across China. Yundi will perform Beethoven’s Fifth Concerto, “Emperor,” a work he has recorded for his celebrated Emperor/Fantasy album on Mercury Classics.

The program also features the world premiere of Tan Dun’s Passacaglia: The Secret of Wind and Birds, and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.

View the full NYO-USA tour here.

Jun 01, 2015

Yundi returns to North America for Summer Festival recital tour

Yundi makes his highly anticipated return to the North American concert stage with a recital of Beethoven Piano Sonatas at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on July 2. Yundi continues U.S. tour at the Ravinia Festival on July 5 and at the Aspen Music Festival on July 7, where the pianist performs works by Chopin, Beethoven, Schumann, and Liszt.


Following his recital performances, Yundi will be the featured guest soloist with Charles Dutoit and the National Youth Orchestra of the Untied States of America at Carnegie Hall and on tour across China for NYO-USA inaugural visit to the Asian continent.


Click here for information on Yundi’s recital in Vancouver.


Click here for information on the Ravinia Festival.


Click here for information on the Aspen Music Festival.


Oct 29 2015 Concert: Daegu, Grand Concert Hall, Daegu Civic Center, Daegu, South Korea
Oct 30 2015 Concert: Seoul, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
Nov 3 2015 Recital: Fukuoka, Acros Fukuoka Symphony Hall, Fukuoka, Japan

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