Age as of Competition: 24
“Dong’s unforgettable Beethoven Fourth stretched the dimensions of the music’s time and space with risk-taking rapture… It was illuminating, poetic Beethoven.” — Laurence Vittes, Huffington Post
Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong has begun to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her “natural musicality and beauty of tone” (Cincinnati Enquirer) and “winning stage presence” (Dallas Morning News). Her inaugural season as a Cliburn winner includes performances with the Corpus Christi and Big Spring Symphony Orchestras with John Giordano and recital appearances across the United States. Since making her debut at age 13 with the Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Dong has appeared with the Aspen Music Festival, Hong Kong, Juilliard, Shanxi, and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestras. She has made debuts in Alice Tully Hall, Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, and the Louvre Auditorium, and been featured multiple times on New York’s WQXR radio.