Sheng Cai, Piano Soloist
Sheng Cai, Piano
Canadian pianist Sheng Cai’s performances have touched audiences and won the praise of critics on four continents. The Toronto Star headlined ” This is a young man with real talent… from a clear, singing tone to a subtle sense of rubato to a judicious choice of tempi”.
Since winning the top prize at Concour OSM (Montreal Symphony Competition) and Toronto Symphony’s competition at just fifteen years old, Sheng Cai has performed a broad spectrum of concerto repertoire from Mozart to 21st century composers with great orchestras worldwide. Recent concerto performances include Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Quebec Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, in Germany with Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt, Sinfonieorchester Aachen, Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha-Eisenach, the Krakow Philharmonic of Poland, North Bohemian Philharmonic of Czech republic, Orchestre national de Cannes in France, Malaga Philharmonic in Spain, Biel Solothurn Symphony in Switzerland, Jalisco Philharmonic of Mexico, Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota in Colombia among many others. He has recently worked with many conductors such as Keith Lockhart, Yoav Talmi, Gerhardt Zimmermann, Myron Michailidis, Donato Cabrera, Robert Franz , Dina Gilbert, and Adam Johnson,
In solo recitals, Sheng Cai has been heard in many prestigious venues in North America, such as Steinway Hall in New York, Jordan Hall in Boston, Chicago’s international Music Center, the Cleveland Play House, the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, the Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham, and CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.
Sheng Cai began his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto followed by studies at the Juilliard School’s pre-college division in New York. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree, under full scholarship, at The New England Conservatory in Boston. His teachers and mentors include pianists Anton Kuerti, Gary Graffman and Russell Sherman.