32 Virtuosos. 1 Passion.
Next Competition July 2020

View application Sheng Cai

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Date of Birth
12 Sep 1987


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56 hilldale Road
Ontario M6N 3Y2

Repertoire: The preliminaries

Round 1: 20-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in F minor K466 3
Ludwig Van Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor Op.13 "Pathetique" 17

Round 2: 30-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Percy Grainger The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol Yes 3
Robert Schumann Carnival Op.9 27

Repertoire: The semi-finals

Round 1: 65-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
W. A. Mozart Piano Sonata in C major K.330 18
Johannes Brahms Ballades Op.10 No.1 & No.2 10
Franz Liszt Sonata in B minor S.178 29
P. I. Tchaikovsky (Transcribed by M. Pletnev with own added on ending frpm the ballet) Nutcracker "Pas de deux" 5

Round 2: Accompaniment / Chamber Music

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Brahms: Sonata No 3 in D minor Op 108

Piano Quintet

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major Op 44

Repertoire: The Finals

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

Beethoven: Concerto No 1 in C major Op 15

Round 2: 19th or 20th century Concerto

Saint-Saëns: Concerto No 2 in G minor Op 22

Audition video


Pianist Sheng Cai made his debut with the Toronto Symphony at just fifteen years old, since then he has been invited to numerous orchestras as guest soloist such as Vancouver, Quebec, Windsor, Fort Collins and Shanghai symphonies, as well as with the Calgary Philharmonic, Ontario Philharmonic, Jalisco Philharmonic of Mexico and many others with numerous esteemed conductors.

Sheng Cai has been heard in recital in many distinguished venues in North America and Europe as well as in China.

he has won many 1st prizes at Canadian Music Competition, Montreal Symphony Orchestra Piano Competition, Toronto Symphony Piano Competition, and finalist and special prize winner at the USASU Bosendorfer International Piano Competition and the youngest finalist at Hilton Head International Piano Competition in US.

He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree under full scholarship at New England Conservatory in Boston. His teachers have included pianists Anton Kuerti, Russell Sherman and Hungkuan Chen.


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Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China

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