The Lipscomb School of Music presents its Faculty & Friends concert series featuring Chinese pianist Peng Cao, Monday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Ward Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Pianist Peng Cao is a rising star in China’s piano performing circle. He has held recitals, concertos and chamber music concerts in Europe and a number of cities in China. As a soloist, Cao has appeared with Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Armenian National Youth Symphony Orchestra, Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, Xi’an Symphony Orchestra, Hubei Symphony Orchestra, Shenyang Symphony Orchestra, etc. Cao Peng also played on the same stage with famous conductors including Zhang Guoyong, Hu Yongyan, Yang Yang, Eduard Topchjan, Sergey Tararin, Hodge Kawamoto, Dane Lam, as well as the violinist Lu Wei and the cellist Qin Liwei.
Peng Cao has won numerous awards and prizes, such as the Championship of the 7th Khachaturian International Piano Competition, the Gold Award in the Pearl River Kayserburg National Piano Competition, the Gold Award of the Yangtze River Piano National Piano Competition, the Bronze Award of the 7th Piano Performing Competition of the Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music, Tan Xiaowei Scholarship of Central Conservatory of Music, and Yamaha scholarship of China Conservatory of Music. In addition, Cao Peng was successively sponsored by the Edifier Musician Fund from 2011-2014.
Peng Cao began to study piano performing at the age of eight and was tutored by Liu Xi and Guo Lina. Then he followed Professor Jin Aiping from Central Conservatory of Music and studied at the Middile School attached to China Conservatory of Music. He received his bachelor’s degree from China Conservatory of Music. Peng Cao also has studied with pianist Zhang Xiaofeng, Wang Qiu and Dr. Zhu Di. Peng Cao attended the Central Conservatory of Music to pursue a master’s degree, under the supervision of Professor Sheng Yuan. During this period, Peng Cao was tutored and guided by professor Yang Jun and Pan Chun from the Central Conservatory of Music.
For more information, contact the School of Music at 615.966.5929 or visit lipscomb.edu/music.