Bartók World Competition & Festival

Chengcheng YAO

28 November 1991

China / United States of America






She began studying piano at the age of four. She completed her bachelor’s degree at China Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Min Li. She holds two master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, where she worked principally with Jerome Lowenthal, Matti Raekallio, Péter Frankl, and Hung-Kuan Chen. Currently residing in Baltimore, she is pursuing a graduate performance degree at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where she studies with Leon Fleisher. As a multiple award winner soloist, she performed in venues such as Alice Tully Hall in New York, Steinway Hall in Hamburg, National Center for the Performing Arts and Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Beethoven Center and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.




Bartók: Mikrokosmos, Book 6, BB 105 – Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm

Dohnányi: Concert Etude in E minor, op. 28/5

Liszt: Transcendental Études – 8. Wilde Jagd


Bartók: Sonata, BB 88

Haydn: Keyboard Sonata No. 60 in C major, Hob. XVI:50 – 1. Allegro, 2. Adagio

János Mátyás Stark: Toccata


Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Paganini, op. 35

Scriabin: Fantasie in B minor, op. 28


Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101