Praised for her ”bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches” (The Plain Dealer), Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong is a winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition and a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Her burgeoning career includes prominent concerto engagements in the US with the American Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and the Juilliard Orchestra. Internationally, she has recently performed with Germany’s Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, Canada’s Calgary Philharmonic, Gustav Mahler Orchestra in Korea and in China with the National Symphony. She has worked with such prominent conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Michael Stern, Jeffrey Kahane, Carl St. Clair, Leon Botstein, Randall Craig Fleisher, John Giordano, Yongyan Hu, and En Shao.
Fei-Fei has performed in recital at Alice Tully Hall as the winner of Juilliard’s 33rd Annual William Petschek Recital Award. Other notable recent recitals in the US include her Weill Recital Hall debut at Carnegie Hall, and in Europe at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall and the Louvre. This season, Fei-Fei performs in recital in ten states across the US as well as nineteen cities in China.
Born in Shenzhen, China, Fei-Fei began piano lessons at the age of 5. She moved to New York to study at The Juilliard School, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees under the guidance of Yoheved Kaplinsky.