Huiqiao Bao(China)

Professor of Piano, Tianjin Juilliard School;
Concert Pianist;
Chairman, China International Piano Competition

Pianist Bao Hui-qiao is an international prize-winner and has won First Prize in the Chinese Works Competition in 1960, 5th Prize in the George Enescu International Piano Competition in 1961 (Romania), First Prize in the Selective Competition of China in 1964 and Selective Chopin Competition in China in 1965, the Best Performance Prize in the 4th National Competition for Music Compositions in 1985, and “The Golden CD Prize” by the China Recording Company in 1992.

Bao was soloist at the China Symphony Orchestra from 1970 until her retirement. As a pianist, she toured all over China and performed in many countries, such as Austria, Philippines, Singapore, Romania, and Turkey.

She has been juror for international piano competitions, including Dr. Louis Sigall International Piano Competition; Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition; Jaen International Piano Competition; Bucharest Music Festival; UNISA International Piano Competition; Taipei International Chopin Competition; Tbilisi International Piano Competition; Seoul International Piano Competition; Leeds International Piano Competition; Isangyun International Piano Competition; Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition; and Parnassos International Piano Competition; Iturbi International Piano Competition; and Hilton Head International Piano Competition. She was the vice-chairman of the Musicians’ Association and is the current adviser of the China Musicians’ Association. Since 2007, she has been the chairman of the “China International Piano Competition.”

Bao is also the author of the book, Interviewing Other Famous Pianists throughout the World. She is also editor of the “New Ways of Learning Piano” education series and has published a number of CDs.

During her studies at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, she studied with Zhu Gong-yi and Tatiana Petrovna Kravchenko, the Vice-President of the Leningrad Conservatory of Music.