Artist Bio

Fei-Fei Dong, piano

Praised for her “bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches” (Plain Dealer), Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong is a winner of the 2014 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and a top-six finalist at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Dong’s burgeoning career includes a number of prominent engagements in the 2015–2016 season, including New York City debut recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall (Tuesday matinee series). Additional recitals include the Gilmore Rising Stars Series (Kalamazoo, Michigan), Macon Concert Association (Georgia), and Saint Vincent College Concert Series (near Pittsburgh), where she will receive the Father Joseph Bronder Memorial Piano Prize. Highlights from her 2015 concert season include Bravo! Vail Valley, the Highlands Chamber Music and Lake George Music Festivals, and a recital for Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Concert Series. She is also showcased prominently in the new documentary film about the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition, Virtuosity, which premiered on PBS in August 2015. Dong has performed at Alice Tully Hall in recital as the winner of Juilliard’s Thirty-Third Annual William Petschek Recital Award and as a soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra. She has appeared as soloist with the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and in China with the Shanxi and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestras. Notable recitals include those at the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall and the Louvre, as well as the Cliburn’s spring 2015 Chopin Festival. Born in Shenzhen, China, Fei-Fei Dong began piano lessons at the age of five. She earned her bachelor and master of music degrees at the Juilliard School under the guidance of Yoheved Kaplinsky.